A Midsummer Night’s Dream staged at NDUB
The students of the Department of English at Notre Dame University Bangladesh (NDUB) staged William Shakespeare's comedy 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' recently.
The chief guest of the program was Vice-Chancellor of NDUB Prof Dr Fr Patrick Daniel Gaffney, CSC. Registrar Fr Adam S Pereira, CSC and Prof Tahmina Ahmed, the former chair of the Department of English, Dhaka University, were present as the special guests.
The direction of the drama has been done by former students of the Department of Theater and Performance Studies of Dhaka University Md Abdur Razzak and Shongkar Kumar Biswas.
NDUB English Department Chairman said William Shakespeare is an inseparable name of English literature. We teach English literature at our university where various texts by William Shakespeare are taught. This program was organized so that the students don't just stay limited to bookish reading of great texts rather they can act and participate through practical engagement. This is the first staging of Shakespeare in the history of NDUB.
In the drama, Theseus was played by Raiyan Siddique Durjoy, Hippolyta was Nafisa Tabassum Yoko, Lyseander was Arpon Clement Costa, Hermia was Athai Clara Gregory, Demetrius was Rimon Chowdhury, Helena was Bornaly Debnath, Egeus was Argha Nayan, Quince was Amartya Barua Ami, Bottom was Romeo Angelo, and other characters were played by the students of the department of English, NDUB.