‘From Mehrin Negār to Tārā: The Evolution of Female Protagonists in Bahram Beyzaie’s Oeuvre.'

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk


The event included a talk of about 60 minutes and a Q&A of about 60 minutes. The talk analysed the archetypal, folkloric and modern origins of the forms and the concepts that Bahram Beyzaie engages with in his play The Snake King and the way this engagement leads to the gradual rise of the most significant female protagonists of Iranian cinema between 1971 and 1986.
Period18 Feb 2022
Held atUniversity of Toronto, Canada, Ontario
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • Iranian Theatre
  • Iranian cinema
  • Folktale Studies
  • Comparative Mythology
  • Toxic Masculinity and Femininity
  • Creative and Protective Masculinity and Femininity
  • Female Heroism