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Theatre

MUSINGS / The journey of 'Khwabnama' from a novel to a play

I once thought it was impossible to present the magnitude of the novel on stage.

1y ago

‘Nil Chhaya’ reconjures ghosts of Bengal’s Indigo Revolution

‘Nil Chhaya' connects the Indigo Revolt to the oppressions faced by present day garment factory workers in Bangladesh.

1y ago

MUSINGS / How I became Tamijer Baap in ‘Khowabnama’

I found myself looking for him beyond the pages of Elias's novel, among the old men who beg on the streets of Dhaka, or in the madman lying on the footpath, trying to say something  in a huff or lost in a hallucination on the open road.

1y ago

National dance-drama festival begins at BSA today

A three-day-long national dance-drama festival has begun in Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Wednesday. The festival will be inaugurated today, and will continue on July 24 and 25.

1y ago

Prachyanat to stage ‘Khawabnama’ in BSA

Popular theatre troupe, Prachyanat is ready to stage their popular play “Khawabnama” at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Saturday.

1y ago

Theatre celebrates golden jubilee with Independence Day specials

Celebrating the golden jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and their journey of 50 years, noted drama troupe Theatre has launched a year-long initiative. Marking Independence Day, they will be staging well-known plays.

2y ago

Liberation War through the eyes of differently abled artistes

The 20 minute technical show was showcased at the Liberation War Museum. Directed by differently abled British theatre director, Ramesh Meyyappan, the play emphasised on the theme of the 1971 genocide and Liberation War without the use of any dialogues.

2y ago

Portraying genocide across 64 districts

Commemorating the struggle of our Liberation war, Golden Jubilee of Bangladesh’s independence and birth centenary of the Father of The Nation, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. noted cultural and theatre personality Liaquat Ali Lucky, Director General of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA), has conceptualised and organised ‘Gonohotta Poribesh Theatre’. Based on the mass genocides in 1971, the plays are being staged in 64 districts across the country.

2y ago

Two-day festival in remembrance of Mannan Hira begins at Shilpakala

In memory of noted playwright and Bangla Academy winner Mannan Hira, a two-day theatre festival, organised by Aranyak Natyadal, began at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) from today.

3y ago

‘Kanjoosh’ brings laughter to the stage amid pandemic

Among prolific playwrights, Moliere is a household name in comedy. Adaptation of one of his most famous works, “The Miser”, translated as “Kanjoosh” has been a landmark production in the history of theatre in Bangladesh.

3y ago

Aly Zaker hospitalised

Renowned stage and TV actor, director Aly Zaker has been admitted to a hospital in Dhaka after he fell ill.

3y ago

Theatre resuming at Shilpakala Academy from Oct 23

Three performance halls of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) -- National Theatre, Experimental Theatre and Studio Theatre -- are set to open their doors to theatre lovers of the country from October 23, after over seven months of closure.

3y ago

When the shows don’t go on

As we wrestle with the coronavirus pandemic, theatre artistes and production workers are trying to figure out how to stay afloat and take care of their community, since the very notion of live entertainment has become taboo.

4y ago

‘Frankenstein’ and ‘Anthony & Cleopatra’ streaming for free on YouTube

The National Theatre in London recently announced that live recordings of Danny Boyle's Frankenstein and Shakespeare's Antony & Cleopatra, starring Benedict Cumberbatch and Ralph Fiennes, respectively, will be available to stream as part of the National Theatre at Home series.

4y ago

Dhaka Padatik celebrates 40 years of excellence

Dhaka Padatik, one of the leading theatre groups in the country, arranged a two-day long event at Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy, commemorating the groups’ 40 years.

4y ago

Dhaka Theatre: A legacy

One of the most illustrious theatre troupes in the capital, Dhaka Theatre was predominantly formed by young freedom fighters including prominent filmmaker, Nasir Uddin Yousuff, renowned playwright and theatre artiste Selim Al Deen.

4y ago

'Khoabnama’ at the Jahangirnagar University campus

Marking their 40th founding anniversary, Jahangirnagar Theatre staged their 37th production, ‘Khoabnama’, at the Jahangirnagar University campus yesterday.

4y ago

Theatre festival ‘Muktir Chetonay Shilpito Srijon Choturtho Barshik Natyautshab 2020’ held

The Department of Drama and Dramatics of Chittagong University (CU) arranged the theatre festival, Muktir Chetonay Shilpito Srijon Choturtho Barshik Natyautshab 2020, recently. Cultural Affairs Minister K M Khalid, MP, attended the festival as the chief guest.

4y ago
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