POST TIME: 9 November, 2019 12:19:50 AM
Two popular plays on Shilpakala stage today
DL DESK, Dhaka

Two popular plays on Shilpakala stage today

‘Hamlet’ and ‘Sonai Madhab’, two of the most popular plays in the country’s theatre arena, will be staged today at two separate venues of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in Segun Bagicha of the capital.

BSA will bring ‘Hamlet’ on the stage at the National Theatre Hall at 7pm, while Loko Natyadal (Siddeshwari) will stage ‘Sonai Madhab’ at the Experimental Theatre Hall at the same time.

Originally written by William Shakespeare, the play ‘Hamlet’ has been translated and adapted by late writer Syed Shamsul Haq and directed by eminent director Ataur Rahman.

 ‘Hamlet’ is a play that undertakes a profound exploration of moral dilemmas; it is also audacious and comic-tragedy with the themes of murder, distrust, clandestine affairs, palace-conspiracy and revenge.

The production gets a new dimension as poems and songs by Rabindranath Tagore, Jibanananda Das and Syed Shamsul Haq have been incorporated with interference of light comedy of traditional jatrapala.

On the other hand, directed by Liaquat Ali Lucky, the production ‘Sonai Madhab’ is based on a story from Mymensingh Geetika—a collection of traditional ballads. Music of the production was done by Mostafa Anwar Swapan.

 ‘Sonai Madhab’ weaves a tale of romantic tragedy between Sonai and Madhab, the leading characters in the play. The play is a dramatic depiction that weaves woes, agonies and dilemmas of women in a traditional narrative way.

The tickets of the plays will be available in front of the halls before the shows.

Where: BSA, Segun Bagicha

When: 7pm, today