عنوان مقاله [English]
In the introduction and description of the 29th Yasn of Avesta, which is one of the most significant and complicated sections of Gāhān, some of Avesta experts indicated that it would appear to have characteristics of a play. However, there are not any consequentially considerable or noteworthy research, nor justification nor any rationalization to this claim. In this article the writer describes various definitions of a play in general and the history of play in Iran with refer to the subject. She would systematically explore the subject, the title, its style of writing and the story telling through the dialogues spoken by the characters of the story. The writer tries to identify the distinctive characteristic features on the basis of a variety of different plays and by exploring and thoroughly studying some of the Old Persian books and texts. According to the theme of this text, the 29th Yasn of Avesta is reckoned a kind of Taziye which probably performed in the ancient era. Originally Taziye is a kind of play with roots in the ancient Persia's customs, myths and ritual performances. In this research the writer tries to find out some similarities between Iranian Taziye and the 29th Yasn of Avesta.