Ramin Farhadi

Ramin Farhadi

Email: ramin.farhadi@manchester.ac.uk

Thesis Title

Adaptation of Shakespeare in Contemporary Iranian Theatre: A Dissident Reading of Society and Politics


University of Manchester


Kate Dorney
Anastasia Valassopoulos

Research Summary

Ramin’s research involves the analysis of Shakespearean adaptations and appropriations in contemporary Iranian drama in relation to the social, political, and censorial context of the country. It argues how the Iranian adaptor-playwright stage issues such as gender equality, politics, and contemporary history by establishing an intertextual-intercultural link with Shakespeare’s drama.

Research Interests

Theatre and performance studies,
global Shakespeare,
film studies
and postcolonial theories.


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