‘Baba Tartuffe’ staged at Shilpakala

Cultural Correspondent | Published: 22:52, Mar 09,2020


A scene from ‘Baba Tartuffe’.  — Sourav Lasker

The 30th batch students of Abdullah Al-Mamun Theatre School staged the play titled ‘Baba Tartuffe’ at Experimental Theatre Hall of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy on Sunday.

The programme titled ‘30th Batch Course Shomaponi Anusthan’ was organised by Abdullah Al-Mamun Theatre School. It also featured certificate distribution ceremony and discussion. Awami League lawmaker from a reserved seat for women Suborna Mustafa was present as chief at the programme.

‘Abdullah Al-Mamun Theatre School began its journey in 1990 to spread theatre practices among the younger generation. The school has provided theatre education to many theatre artistes till date,’ said Ramendu Majumder.

‘The students of this school are luckier than us. They are receiving both practical and theoretical education in the school,’ said Suborna Mustafa.

Following the discussion, guests distributed certificates among the students.

‘Baba Tartuffe’ is a theatrical adaptation of Moliere’s play ‘Tartuffe’. It has been directed by Asif Munir.

The play revolves around Baba Tartuffe, a pious fraud.

Fuljhuri and his mother have fallen under the influence of Tartuffe, who pretends to be pious and to speak with divine authority. Fuljhuri and his mother do not do anything without telling him.

However, Tartuffe’s antics do not fool the rest of the family or their friends; they detest him.

Things take a turn when Fuljhuri announces that he will marry his daughter Mariam off to Tartuffe.

Students namely Mohamad Baki Billah, Kamrun Nahar Ritu, Nasir Ahmed Durjoy, Tabassum Tanzi, Masudur Rahman, Anamul Haque and others acted in the play.

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