SILCHAR, April 3 - In a bid to provide exposure to the theoretical and practical paradigms of contemporary world theatre to the theatre enthusiasts of Barak Valley, the Department of English, Assam University, Silchar will organise a theatre workshop on Shakespearean theatre from April 10 to 14.
In a release issued to the media, Anindya Sen, assistant professor at the department and coordinator of the workshop said, �We are enthused by the response we had received in 2016 when we organised the workshop for the first time. This year, the workshop will be on Shakespearean theatre and the dynamics involved in staging Shakespearean plays for a 21st century audience.�
The workshop, like last year, intends to find a balance between the academic and theoretical aspects of Shakespeare studies and the performative and pragmatic aspects of the same, Sen added.
Abanti Chakraborty, a celebrated thespian from West Bengal with ample exposure to the international theatre scene and hands-on experience of staging William Shakespeare�s plays for the Bengali stage will be the chief resource person at the workshop.
Prof Asha Kuthari Chaudhuri, from the Department of English, Gauhati University will also join the workshop to deliver special lectures delving into the theoretical aspects of Shakespeare adaptations and performances.
Meanwhile, Dr Sib Sankar Majumder, the joint coordinator of the workshop, said that they decided to organise the workshop on Shakespearean theatre primarily because of the enduring popularity of William Shakespeare around the world.
Prof Dipendu Das, chairperson of the Organising Committee for the workshop said that the Department of English is committed to the theatre of Barak Valley and it is this commitment that motivates each member of the department to strive for bringing out the best talents of contemporary Indian theatre and provide a space for interaction between them and the theatre enthusiasts of the valley.