Iran has rich literature including mythical stories which have been composed in poetry. Naghali (story-telling)is important in Iranian culture; through this kind of play, people familiarized themselves with stories, myths and especially with written literature of Iran like Ferdowsi's Shah Nameh.
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Naghali is narrating of a story or an event in verse or prose with special tone, feelings and expression. A naghal (storyteller), playing the roles of different characters by himself, usually narrates epics and mythical stories in coffee houses. Naghali still survives and naghal narrate stories taken from Ferdowsi's Shah Nameh and other ancient stories. Naghal are divided into two groups: those narrating all kinds of stories and those just narrating stories from Shah Nameh ( Shahnameh khani ). Naghali has been common in Iran since the Safavid dynasty.
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Ms. Laleh Taghian
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Center of Dramatic Arts
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