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Rabieh
Photo essay: Staging the life of a female poet

By Nader Davoodi
June 28, 2004
iranian.com

Chista Yasrebi's play is based on the story of Rabieh in Attar Neishabouri's 13th century Elahinameh. Historical indications are that she was the daughter of the ruler of Balkh around the 7th century. She is known as the first Iranian female poet, mystic, painter and politician. The play is being staged at Vahdat Hall in Tehran by Hossein Saharkhiz's Khorshid theater group. The role of Rabieh is played by Marjaneh Golchin.

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