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Theatre

A walk through a killing ground

A walk through a killing ground

Theatre is an aesthetic expression of innate human creativity that revolves around human lives. The performing art imitates society on stage and conveys certain messages. Sometimes it is interactive enough to help the audience identify themselves with the characters and become a part of the action on the stage. “Yuddh Puran”, an environmental play...

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In conversation with theatre director Debashish Ghosh

In conversation with theatre director Debashish Ghosh

Debashish Ghosh has been associated with the theatre world for decades. Though he started off as a theatre actor, he is now better known as a director with Dhaka Padatik. In a conversation with The Daily Star, he talked about his journey in theatre and more. How did you make a foray into theatre? Debashish:...

Hamlet at Natmondal, DU

Hamlet at Natmondal, DU

Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University is set to stage “Hamlet” at Natmondal on DU campus marking, Dhaka University Day. The production, assisted by Edward M. Kennedy Center, will run from July 4-7 at 7:30pm. Vice-chancellor of Dhaka University, Professor AAMS Arefin Siddique will inaugurate the four-day theatre fest on June 4...

Nagorik brings Manto classics to theatre

Nagorik brings Manto classics to theatre

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is set to premiere their latest production “Nam-Gotrohin” today, combining three short stories – “Kaali Shalwar”, “License” and “Hatak”-- by noted Pakistani writer Sadat Hasan Manto. The show will be held at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) at 7pm. Dr. Shirin Sharmin Chaudhury, Speaker of the Jatya...

Subachanto stage Rupoboti

Subachanto stage Rupoboti

After a long hiatus theatre troupe Subachan Natya Sangsad is back again, bringing their popular production “Rupoboti” on the stage. Scripted by Nasreen Jahan and directed by late Khaled Khan, the play will see its 49th staging on June 21 evening at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). Rupoboti is...

Teerondaz stages

Kanthanalite Surjo

Kanthanalite Surjo

Theatre troupe Teerondaz staged their latest production “Kanthanalite Surjo” at the Studio Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on June 9 evening. Written by Mohit Chattapadhay and directed by Rajib Dey, the play satires the harsh realities of a materialistic society through an absurd story depicting the sun being stuck in the throat...

Shesh Rokkha

Shesh Rokkha

Confusion and misperception may be one of the oldest and most-used premises for writing comedy, but when done well, even that can strike the right chords and make for great humour. And when it's done by a wordsmith of Rabindranath Tagore's stature, it can be downright hilarious. Natyajan has been in the country's theatre...

Nandonik brings its new production on stage

Nandonik brings its new production on stage

Nandonik Nattyo Shamprodaye will stage their 16th production, “Moha Bidroho O Samrat Bahadur Shah” on June 6 at the National Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA). The play has been scripted by Rahman Chowdhury, while Goalm Sarwar and A.M.M Hasanuzzaman have jointly directed it. The plot of the play explores the 1857 Sepoy...

Natyajan to stage “Sheshrokkha” today

Natyajan to stage “Sheshrokkha” today

Theatre troupe Natyajan will stage their acclaimed production of Rabindranath Tagore's comedy “Sheshrokkha” at the Experimental Theatre hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy today. The popular television personality of Bangladesh, Chitralekha Guha returns to the stage after a long hiatus. The play is a comedy of errors. The plot moves forward with Indumati's affection for...

Creative talent undeterred by constraints

Creative talent undeterred by constraints

A play written by Abdus Salam, a marginal farmer of a remote village in Char Sirta Nayapara in Sadar upazila, was staged recently. The play titled “Bangabandu'r Ghoshanay Muktijuddha” (Liberation War through the declaration of Bangabandhu), directed by Md. Mofazzal Hossain was the maiden staging of the drama and the 10th performance of Shah...

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