Farroukh Qasim

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Farroukh Qasim
Born 17.09.1948
Died 7 February 2010
Dushanbe, Tajikistan
Nationality Tajikistan Tajik
Occupation Theatre and cinema actor and director

Farroukh Qasim (Tajik: Фаррухи Қосим, Persian: فرخ قاسم‎‎, (17.09.1948 - 7.02.2010) is a Tajik actor and Persian theatre director from Tajikistan. In 2004, he was a laureate of the international Prince Claus Awards for having "brought renewal to theatre in Tajikistan through his approach to the creative reworking of an eclectic repertoire".

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Farroukh Qasim was born in 17.09.1948 in Dushanbe and died on 7 February 2010 in Dushanbe.[1]

A renowned theatre director, he created performances based on sources as varied as Rumi, Zoroastrian and Koranic texts, Sufi mystics, and plays by Molière and Bulgakov. For instance, a Tajik version of King Lear incorporating 10th century Persian verses.[1]

In 2004, he was a laureate of Netherlands's international Prince Claus Awards as "an outstanding actor" who "had brought renewal to theatre in Tajikistan through his approach to the creative reworking of an eclectic repertoire", honoring him "for his creative contributions to performance art and literature in Tajikistan".[1]


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  1. ^ a b c PCA, op. cit.