The Theatre and Performance Studies department of University of Dhaka (DU) introduced the play, Roshpuran, directed by Dr Ahmedul Kabir, recently at their Natmondol. The department will stage the play till May 4. Second-year students of the department, who serve as actors in the play, have earned praises for their brilliant performances. Roshpuran is influenced by the Ramayan and Mahabharat, and several other literary epics from the Indian subcontinent. The play, which follows the theory of performance arts mentioned in Natya Sastra, successfully reflects essential aspects of the evolution of mankind, such as war, execution, fear, wrath, love, lust and so on. The plot of Roshpuran focuses on incorporating the eight theatrical elements, or nattorosh ike shringar (attitude), hashsho (laughter), korun (pity), roudro (wrath), bir (inspiration), bhoyanok (scary), bibhotsho (awkward) and odvud (strange). According to Tahia Tasnim who worked as one of the lighting directors, working on the play was a learning experience. Umme Sumaiya is the makeup director. The choreography was done by Amit Chowdhury. Dipom Saha is the stage director, Ahsan Khan is the publication and marketing director and Abu Saleh Ahammad is the composer.