Tag Archives: Bengali
A Sri Lankan 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by openbuddha.com

Year of Shakespeare: When Shakespeare is deprived of his tongue

Language is a primary signifier of class and social status; Shakespeare employs linguistic nuance to draw out the relationships between characters in each play. In the postcolonial Indian context, the overlays of languages spoken are manifold, and equally signify class. Speaking English signifies upper and middle class education; it forms a crust over Hindi, the […]

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Two Gents

Year of Shakespeare: The Two Gentlemen of Verona

This post is part of Year of Shakespeare, a project documenting the World Shakespeare Festival, the greatest celebration of Shakespeare the world has ever seen.   The Two Gentlemen of Verona, Two Gents Productions, dir. by Arne Pohlmeier, 9 May 2012 at The Globe, London By Penelope Woods, Queen Mary University of London / The Globe With a […]

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Much Ado About Tagore

Last week I had the chance to spend some time with Shahidul Mamun from Bangladesh.  As well as teaching A-Level English Literature, Shahidul also finds time to translate literary works into Bengali.  He has worked for a number of years as a drama consultant for the Dhaka-based theatre company Prachyanat (http://prachyanat.wordpress.com/contents/) and this year the […]

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