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    Stories from the Shahnama: The Persian Book of Kings

    Presented by at Harvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

    March 5, 2013


    Stories from the Shahnama: The Persian Book of Kings

    Xanthe Gresham, storyteller; and Mary McWilliams, Norma Jean Calderwood Curator of Islamic and Later Indian Art, Division of Asian and Mediterranean Art, Harvard Art Museums

    Delving deep into the rich culture and epic mythology of Persia, acclaimed storyteller Xanthe Gresham performs sections of The Shahnama: the Persian Book of Kings. Enter a world of romance, lust, tragedy, and war—where fathers and sons may be strangers in battle; where kings treat others like pawns in a game of chess; where beauty can be a gift and a curse; and femme fatales may condemn young men to journey through ?re. Held in conjunction with the exhibition In Harmony: The Norma Jean Calderwood Collection of Islamic Art .

    For ages 12 and above. Free admission.

    The M. Victor Leventritt Fund was established through the generosity of the wife, children, and friends of the late M. Victor Leventritt, Harvard Class of 1935. The purpose of the fund is to present outstanding scholars of the history and theory of art to the Harvard and Greater Boston communities.

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