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Tehran to host world puppet masters in September

TEHRAN, July 14 (Mehr News Agency) - "Foreign troupes from France, Britain, Russia, Italy, Brazil, Germany, Greece, India, and 11 other countries expressed their readiness to participate in the 11th Tehran International Puppet Show Festival that will be held here from September 3-9," deputy head of the festival's Policymaking Council said in a press conference on Friday.

"The festival will focus on Iranian stories and proverbs as well as the features of our Islamic-Iranian culture," Javad Zolfaqari added.

The secretary of festival's Iranian section Hamid Jebelli said that Iranian plays have been divided into stage and street theaters categories.

"Thirty-six stage plays and 11 street plays have been selected for the review section of the festival," he added.

The secretary of the festival's research section Shadi Purmehdi stated that several puppets will be put on display during the event.

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