Shakespeare

What’s in a Name?

Do you remember that line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? “What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That’s another way of saying that names are arbitrary tags that we assign and have no effect on reality itself. It’s a nice sentiment yet reality is different. We don’t know for sure if Akhteruzzaman Elias would still have written Khoabnama if he had a different name; what we know is that names have an effect in our everyday life; whether we like it or not.

October 17, 2022
October 17, 2022

Hulu’s ‘Rosaline’ is a witty, predictable parody of ‘Romeo and Juliet’

The movie tells the classic love story from the perspective of Juliet's cousin Rosaline, who happens to be Romeo's recent ex-girlfriend. Crushed when Romeo meets Juliet and begins to pursue her, Rosaline schemes to foil the famous romance and reclaim her man.

August 31, 2022
August 31, 2022

What’s in a Name?

Do you remember that line from Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet? “What's in a name? that which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” That’s another way of saying that names are arbitrary tags that we assign and have no effect on reality itself. It’s a nice sentiment yet reality is different. We don’t know for sure if Akhteruzzaman Elias would still have written Khoabnama if he had a different name; what we know is that names have an effect in our everyday life; whether we like it or not.

April 25, 2022
April 25, 2022

A search for the Shakespearean semiotics in Bangladesh

This writing celebrates how Bangladesh has practised a ‘disturbingly relevant’ legacy of William Shakespeare through a testimonial of Aly Zaker, a phenomenal figure in the cultural arena of the country.

April 23, 2022
April 23, 2022

Shakespeare—Our Contemporary in the Time of Coronavirus?

The question was already raised by some: Did Shakespeare write mainly for children? So-called "pop" Shakespeare criticism answered that question in the affirmative. 

April 30, 2016
April 30, 2016

The World's Bishwa-Kobi

A little less than a hundred years ago, Bishwa-Kobi Rabindranath Tagore, wrote a poem that he had titled simply “Shakespeare”.

April 26, 2016
April 26, 2016

Shakespeare

Theatre and Performance Studies Department of Dhaka University in association with British Council, staged theatrical production “Shakespeare Shoptok” at British Council on April 23 and 24 evening.

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Words and phrases you won’t believe Shakespeare invented

The English language wouldn’t be the same without Shakespeare. He is credited with inventing over 1700 common words and phrases we still use today

April 23, 2016
April 23, 2016

Celebrations begin for Shakespeare anniversary

A stellar line-up of actors and performers will be marking the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death at events across the UK this weekend.

April 22, 2016
April 22, 2016

Celebrations of “Shakespeare Lives”

The production will be staged on April 23 and 24 at British Council in the capital as part of global celebration programme 'Shakespeare Lives'.