Ramin Farhadi

Ramin Farhadi


  • Doctor of Philosophy, Drama

Personal profile


I am a PhD candidate in Drama at Martin Harris Centre for Music and Drama. My scholarly work focuses primarily on modern and contemporary Anglo-American theatres, Global Shakespeares, film studies, and contemporary Persian drama and performance. I am avidly interested in playwriting, stage directing, as well as the theory and practice of dramatic composition. My current research undertakes critical examinations of Shakespeare adaptation and appropriation in twenty-first century drama in Iran in light of artistic and theatrical modes within the sociopolitical context. It studies how Shakespearean characters and themes have been repositioned in Iran and the local context to not only be reintroduced to new audiences, but more importantly to be a vehicle for pursuing sociopolitical goals and promoting interculturalism and intertextuality. I have also published translations of British plays and critical monographs from English into Persian such as Caryl Churchill's Softcops (1984) and John Brannigan's New Historicism and Cultural Materialism (1998).   

Research interests

Anglo-American Drama

Shakespeare Studies

Ibsen Studies

Contemporary Persian Theatre

Playwriting and Directing 

Postcolonial Cinema

Censorship Theories


MA in English, 2009-2011

BA in English, 2004-2009

Prizes and awards

Fully-sponsored by AHRC NWCDTP for doctoral research (2021 - present)

MA Thesis awarded Outstanding (2011)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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