Ekushey Padak winning theatre actor-director Ataur Rahman will deliver lectures on Rabindranath Tagore’s life and works at a conference titled ‘Tagore and Today's World’ scheduled to be held in Chinese capital Beijing next month.
The conference will continue from June 8 to June 11 simultaneously at Peking University and Jiguang Classic School, Ataur said, adding that he and Dhaka University’s theatre department professor Israfeel Shaheen will attend the conference from Bangladesh.
Atatur Rahman will deliver a lecture on Tagore at Peking University on the opening day of the conference on May 8. After Peking University he will deliver the same lecture at Jiguang Classic School during the conference.
‘Peking University contacted Dhaka University regarding the upcoming conference. Dhaka University, considering me as a Tagore exponent, approached me about delivering the lectures in China,’ Ataur Rahman told New Age.
‘The lectures will include audio and video presentations. I will discuss postmodernism and universal appeal of love in Tagore’s writings and also discuss about Tagore’s contributions to different branches of literature,’ added Ataur Rahman.
While talking about his recent ventures Ataur Rahman said that he is currently busy directing a new theatre production titled ‘Dear Liar’, which is based on the play Dear Liar: A Comedy of Letters by American playwright Jerome Timothy Kilty. The play features two characters - Bernard Shaw and Mrs Stella. Ataur Rahman and Irin Parvin Lopa will respectively play the roles of Bernard Shaw and Stella in the play.
Theatre troupe Natyam is preparing to premiere the play in July this year.
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