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Interview with Ovanesiyan, Arbi

Family background and educational history; early artistic activities; employment with National Iranian Radio and Television Organization (NIRT); on the Shiraz Art Festival; press reaction to the Festival; balance-sheet of the Festival; reasons for opposition to the Festival; planning and operation of the Festival; continuity and change in the theater arts in Iran; inherent differences between popular culture and the new artistic trends; on censorship; performing arts among Armenians of Esfahan.

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78pp. + summary + biographical note + index

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