'We are such stuff as dreams are made on.'
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.
Running time: 102 mins
The Winter's Tale Live From Shakespeare's Globe
Thursday 4 October, 7.15pm
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Shahiduzzaman Selim Khan
Khairul Islam Pakhi
Md. Matius Shams
Chowdhury Rubayet Ahmed
What you have to say
David Risley David Risley
Beautiful gentle energy yet full of vitality i love the way the actors move flowing around as if the stage is liquid. As for the dancing drummers Gosh! How do they do it and not get dizzy whirling round like dervishes. Excellent
Inteqab Masum Inteqab Masum
I was enjoying the play tonight. And I was sooooooo happy to see the play in bangladesh. I had some friend with me who are not Bangladeshi like me. But they enjoyed it very much. Fantastic performance, beautifully done. Loved it.
Yauschrahj Jayne Yauschrahj Jayne
The music was amazing! And the language is so sweet!
Debra Colkett @DebroHah
The Tempest in Bangla was great family entertainment, but also gave an interesting twist to the ending.
Charlie Ely @charlie_ely
A beautifully stylised, physical and creative The Tempest in Bangla. An expressive, older, female Ariel was the winning touch.