Snow white and the seven dwarfs / 2017 & 2013 & 2011 & 2010

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About the play Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
In the play ‘Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs”, contrary to its childish name, we are faced with a socialistcommunist
society in which the people are dealing with hardships and difficulties imposed on them in
an exaggerated way in contrast with a “capitalist” superpower society. In this drama, there’s no evident
trace of “Snow White” and the other elements of Hans Christian Andersen’s popular story. However, the
writer-director has tried to expose the audience to a form of mental confusion and perplexity in order to
present a new interpretation of the story of seven dwarfs. A land in which all the people are dwarfs can
be considered as a symbol of a retarded society where every member is born as a dwarf in an epidemic
manner. Being born as a dwarf signifies all the walls and restrictions that would hinder the progress of
the members of the society in order not to realize their wishes and ideals. A dwarf is an implication of
a grown-up man who’s placed in a childish situation and is constantly humiliated. “Snow White and the
Seven Dwarfs” is one of the most popular dramatic works by Nasir Malekijoo. Here, like the rest of his
works, we are faced with a “Grotesque” approach and of course a satirical caustic criticism of ideology. It
should be noted that this dramatic work by Nasir Malekijoo was honorably one of the best-selling plays

in “Tehran City Theater” in 2010.
Director/playwright/Stage and costume Designer/Actor: Nasir Malekijoo
40 minutes
Shahrzad Theater Complex Hall, 2017 / International Highfest Performing Art festival 11th – Yerevan,
Armenia 2013 / International Fadjr theater festival 30th 2011 Qashqaei Hall, City Theatre 2011
Kargahnamayesh Hall 2011 / International Study theater festival 13th 2010

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