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Nemat Tavoosi M. On Ontology of Shabih-Xani. Anthropol Stud. 2016; 2 (3) :1-18
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Shabih-Xani or better known as Ta’ziyeh is an Iranian intangible cultural heritage. Scholars with different approaches have surveyed Shabih-Xani and categorized it as play, theatre or ritual. Most of these points of view ignored the cultural plurality in applying the definitions of these terms. This research aimed to investigate the mentioned issue under the light of cultural diversity. Therefore, the definitions of drama, ritual and play have been discussed to reach a better understanding of these terms regarding cultural diversities. Considering Schechner’s theory on theatre and other activities relating to it, namely games, plays, sports, dances and music, it has been cleared that Shabih-Xani is an oriental dramatic performance that has been intertwined with ritual and game. In terms of function, however, the approach of Shabih-Xani to ritual can be considered the best among other activities. Furthermore, Shabih-Xani has applied dramatic performing conventions in harmony with Iranian culture to form a unique dramatic system.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Tourism Education
Received: 2015/05/2 | Accepted: 2015/11/15 | Published: 2016/10/1

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