Uzeyir Hajibeyov
MASHADI IBAD
(If Not That One, Let It Be This One)

a musical comedy in 4 acts
(Translated by Seyran Sanan oghlu Aghabayov -
the senior teacher of "Azerbaijan University") -
Baku, "Kitab Klubu" Ltd., 2005-202 pp. (22 illustrations).

The editor of libretto
Sayadulla Musa oghlu Babayev,
professor of "Azerbaijan University" and
state University of Foreign Languages in Baku
.

DRAMATIK PERSONAE

RUSTAM BEY
—
a 45 years old bey, who has much debt
GULNAZ
—
Rustam bey's daughter. She is 15 years old. She is in love with Sarvar
SARVAR
—
a 25 years old student, he loves Gulnaz
SANAM -
—
a 30 years old widow, Rustam bey's servant
MASHADI IBAD
—
a 50 years old rich merchant, who wants to marry Gulnaz
HASANGULU BEY
—
a 40 years old nationalist
 
RUSTAM BEY’S FRIENDS
   
RZA BEY
—
a 40 years old pressman
HASAN BEY
—
a 40 years old intellectual
ASKAR
—
a 30 years old chieftain
THE PORTER
 
MASHADI GAZANFAR
—
the bath keeper
USTA MAHARRAM
—
the barber
KARBALAYI NASIR
—
a shop owner in the market
   
BATH ATTENDANTS
   
OTHER CHIEFTAINS
   
PEOPLE IN THE MARKET
   
     

© Seyran Sanan oghlu Aghabayov,
translator of the musical comedy "Meshadi Ibad"

 

© Musigi Dunyasi, 2005