The Parrot’s Book

The Parrot’s Book

Prince Maymun setting off on a long journey left his wife under the care of birds. When he went away she fell in love with a young man. So she sought advice from the birds. Unhappy because Sharook, a female bird, gave her only warnings, she killed her by throwing her on the ground. The she went to a parrot who told her a philosophical and moralizing story. And every time the princess wanted to go to her lover she stopped her with an intriguing and amusing story. When the prince returned the parrot in exchange for opening her cage informed him about the shameless love of his wife. Angered, Maymun ordered the princess to be beheaded and set the parrot free.
Each parable is illustrated by the poems of great Persian writers: Hafiz, Khayyam and Rumi. This evokes the atmosphere of medieval Middle East, its intellectual and aesthetic refinement and a praise of life in all its manifestations

Choice of texts and directing – Jacek Bursztynowicz
Set design – Justyna Łagowska-Klata

Parrot – Marek Bartkowicz
Chodzheste – Monika Markiewicz
Narrator – Antoni Ostrouch/Stanisław Banasiuk/ Sławomir Grzymkowski

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