Syrian TV Series Depicts Omar al Khayyam’s Life
A Syrian TV series depicting the life history of famed poet Omar al Khayyam and the Islamic and Arab world during the middle ages period, will begin production soon, according to Kuwaiti News Agency (KUNA).
The series which is produced by al Sham International for TV and Cinema Production, was scripted by Ghassan Jbae’i and will be directed by Shawqi al Majeri.
The series filming will take place in several countries: Azerbaijan, Kazakhistan, Iran, Iraq and Syria.
The TV series not only deals with the life of the famed Arab figure, but also sheds light on the time period in which Khayyam lived. The producers aim to give the audience a closer look at Islam and the Arab world during the middle ages period, while tracing the events of Khayyam's life.
Khayyam's poetry has been translated into several languages, and is most famous for its embodiment of themes such as life, love and beauty. The middle ages figure, Khayyam, studied philosophy, and later on in life went to become a much-esteemed mathematician and astronomer.
Khayyam's work has been made famous in English language through the translations of Edward Fitzgerald, and has also been translated into other languages and studied by scholars the world over. One of his most accomplished works is Rubaiyaat al Khayyam which has been immortalized into song by Umm Kalthoum, and are still popular today among lovers of poetry, literature critics, those who study eastern philosophy, middle ages historians, and simply those who are passionate about life and love – Albawaba.com
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