Adapted version of Tagore’s Shasti staged

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 19:02, Apr 21,2018

 
 

Rangpur Natyakendro stages Shasti at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday. — Snigdha Zaman

Rangpur Natyakendro staged a show of experimental production Shasti, an adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s famous short story with the same title, at the Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Friday.

The director of the play Soumit Mohonta introduced a fictitious character named Nobin who organises the peasants during indigo movement of 1859. Besides, the play was staged following the traditional narrative style.

The play, which revolves around two peasants and their wives named Chhidam, Dukhiram, Radha and Chandara, depicted the sufferings of the mass people in the hands of Zamindars and their cronies in the 18th and 19th century Bengal.

Litu Sarkar, Jesmin jahan, Subrata Roy, Haris Chandra and others acted in the play.

‘I wanted to stage the play in a narrative style and introduce a new character in the play. Through the character I wanted to depict the sufferings of the peasants in the then feudal society,’ director Soumit Mohonta told New Age.

‘The production seemed innovative. However, the actors should work on their acting skills,’ said Mira Islam, an audience.

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