'This is the short and the long of it'

— Act IV scene 1

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.

Synopsis

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.

Cast

Shimul Yousuf
ARIEL

Kamal Bayzid
STEPHANO

Shahiduzzaman Selim Khan
ALONSO

Khairul Islam Pakhi
FERDINAND

Md. Matius Shams
CALIBAN

Esha Yousuf
MIRANDA

Chowdhury Rubayet Ahmed
GONZALO

Samiun Jahan
TRINCULO

Shajjad Ahmed
SEBASTIAN

Rafiqul Islam
ANTONIO

Pijush Bandopadhaya
PROSPERO

Nil Moni Singha
SPIRIT

Bidhan Chandra Singha
SPIRIT

Creatives

Nasir Uddin Yousuff
DIRECTOR

Wasim Ahmed
TECHNICIAN

Ian Russell
DIRECTOR FOR THE SCREEN