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Zabel Asadour

ZABEL ASADOUR   (1863 - 1934)

Nationality:   Armenian    Email:   n/a   Website:   n/a

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Adaptation / Translations of Plays by Zabel Asadour


Bride, The

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1st Published:

Council Of National Literature 1987





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Original Playwright - Zabel Asadour. Original title: "Harsuh"


The new bride from the country refuses to bow to her mother-in-law's will

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