|Died||7 February 2010
|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".
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.
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".
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- Sources consulted
- PCA (Prince Claus Awards) (December 2004). ""Farroukh Qasim (Tajikistan)" entry". The 2004 Prince Claus Awards – Report from the jury. Archived from the original on 2007-05-17.
- PCA, op. cit.
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