Popular theatre activist and also chief of Mad Theatre Asadul Islam launched the manuscript book of his play Jaundice Athoba Half Ladies at the ancestral home of legendary English poet, playwright and actor William Shakespeare at Stanford-on-Avon, UK recently.
Jaundice Athoba Half Ladies satirises the weakening of family ties through different characters involved in extra-marital affairs in a theatre troupe.
The manuscript book was launched in presence of playwright Asadul Islam, chief of Subachan Natyadal Ahmed Gias, UK expatriate actor Delowar Hossain Dilu and director of Mad Theatre Sonia Hasan, among others. A number of English artistes, who stage Shakespearian plays in Stanford-on-Avon, were also present at the book’s launch.
‘To the best of my knowledge, this was the first ever manuscript book of a Bangla play launched in front of home of William Shakespeare,’ Asadul Islam told New Age.
Jaundice Athoba Half Ladies, the second book of Asadul Islam, has been published by Oitijjo Publishers. Asadul’s first book titled ‘The Mad’ was published in 2014.