Layla and Majnun
Nizami Ganjavi

Layla and Majnun (staged reading) :: Nizami Ganjavi :: Cal Performances, 2017 :: 30:39 min.
Cal Performances presents a dramatic reading of a new adaptation of the Middle Eastern classicLove-crazed Majnun longs for Layla. And she returns his love, but her father forbids the marriage. Shown here is a full reading in English, with a smattering of Persian.

Performed by Dina  Zarif, Adrienne Shamszad, Majd Marad, and Munaf Alsafi. 

Layla and Majnun (verse) :: Nizami Ganjavi :: Sky of Wisdom, 2021 :: 1 min.
In Persian, with English subtitles, the narrator recites "The Belove's Veil," from the medieval epic Layla and Majnun. Majnun, bereft after Layla's death, conveys the intensity of his love for her. Hear the symbolism and lyricism that permeate, in both languages.

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