Pir who speaks textbook language

Pir (variant spelling: Peer) is purely a subcontinent concept that has etymological root in Persian language. In English, the word can be translated into saint or more specifically, holy man.

Musical versus Dance-drama

More than once I have written in this column that Bangla theatre lacks musicals though we have a reasonably long tradition of dance-drama introduced by Rabindranath Thakur.

Shouts of applause

I am not talking about any common shouts of applause that we often come across in any political meet or in any mesmerizing performance by a performing maestro—it's the youth I am talking

March 23, 2019
March 23, 2019

Pir who speaks textbook language

Pir (variant spelling: Peer) is purely a subcontinent concept that has etymological root in Persian language. In English, the word can be translated into saint or more specifically, holy man.

March 2, 2019
March 2, 2019

Musical versus Dance-drama

More than once I have written in this column that Bangla theatre lacks musicals though we have a reasonably long tradition of dance-drama introduced by Rabindranath Thakur.

February 16, 2019
February 16, 2019

Shouts of applause

I am not talking about any common shouts of applause that we often come across in any political meet or in any mesmerizing performance by a performing maestro—it's the youth I am talking

February 9, 2019
February 9, 2019

Only a woman can cope and go down singing

When we think of Beckett's theatre, the images that come to mind are bodies in pain, immobilised, paralysed, trapped or incomplete, observed William McEvoy in an online

January 26, 2019
January 26, 2019

Luigi Pirandello

Luigi Pirandello is not a very familiar name among our mainstream theater practitioners, for as far as my memory goes, none of his plays have been translated and staged in Bangladesh so far.

January 19, 2019
January 19, 2019

A Poet and an Astrologer

Percy Bysshe Shelley, in his A Defence of Poetry, written in 1821, most famously declared poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world.

January 12, 2019
January 12, 2019

Shantiniketan Poushmela

Merry Christmas (belated though!), and a very happy new year to all! I finished my year (2018) with a polemical trip to Shantiniketan Pouhsmela—my first ever.

December 29, 2018
December 29, 2018

Translating Man of La Mancha

In one of my recent write ups in this column I made a promise (perhaps more to myself than to my readers) to translate Man of La Mancha, a very successful Broadway musical production of the present...

July 14, 2018
July 14, 2018

What's in the theater?

Thus in Greek city states, especially for Athenian citizens, it is rumored, watching theater was mandatory. But that was fine with city states with a handful of population.

May 26, 2018
May 26, 2018

Nagorik's latest stage production Open Couple

Nagorik Natya Sampradaya is the pioneer of regular staging of plays in exchange of tickets after the country emerged as a sovereign and independent nation-state in the world map as Bangladesh. The...