Globe to Globe: The Tempest (2012)
Performed in Bangla with English subtitles. From a land constantly troubled by water, enter Shakespeare's mariners, wet and speaking Bangla. Performed by The Dhaka Theatre, Bangladesh's most prominent theatre group.
'This is the short and the long of it'
Part of the 2012 Globe to Globe Festival.
From a land constantly troubled by water, enter Shakespeare's mariners, wet and speaking Bangla. As well as pioneering new Bangladeshi drama, the Dhaka Theatre, Bangladesh's most prominent theatre group, has staged The Merchant of Venice and Brecht's The Resistable Rise of Arturo Ui. Often called Bengali, Bangla is one of London's most widely spoken languages.
Prospero, Duke of Milan, usurped and exiled by his own brother, holds sway over an enchanted island. He is comforted by his daughter Miranda and served by his spirit Ariel and his deformed slave Caliban. When Prospero raises a storm to wreck his perfidious brother and his confederates on the island, his long contemplated revenge at last seems within reach.
Chowdhury Rubayet Ahmed
Shahiduzzaman Selim Khan
Khairul Islam Pakhi
Md. Matius Shams
Bidhan Chandra Singha
Nil Moni Singha
Director for the Screen:
Nasir Uddin Yousuff