The British Council invites you to the staging of Macbeth by Padatik Nattya Sangsad at the British Council Library, in commemoration with the World Book Day 2019.
William Shakespeare's play Macbeth is one of his shorter tragedies and was probably written between 1599-1606. Shakespeare penned the play during the reign of James V1, who was a patron of the playwright's acting company. Of all of his plays, Macbeth may best reflect Shakespeare's relationship with sovereign nobility.
The play has been translated by litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq, directed by Sudip Chakrobrothy, The destruction wrought when ambition goes unchecked by moral constraints—finds its most powerful expression in the play’s two main characters. Macbeth is a courageous Scottish general who is not naturally inclined to commit evil deeds, yet he deeply desires power and advancement. He kills Duncan against his better judgment and afterwards stews in guilt and paranoia. Toward the end of the play, he descends into a kind of frantic, boastful madness.
Directorial assistance is given by Sanjeeb Kumar Dey, while the costume is designed by Wahida Mollick, design assistance by Nila Saha and Syeda Ifat Ara, music designed by Shishir Rahaman, set designed by Sudip Chakroborthy, and light designed by Atiqul Islam Joy.
Padatik Nattya Sangsad is a theatre troupe with a core team of spirited Dhaka University students and experienced theatre workers. Padatik works in favour of progressive and unique changes for establishing the combination of life and theatre on the scale of unpleasant truth.
Date: 23 April 2019
Time: 6.00 PM - 7.00 PM
Venue: The British Council, 5 Fuller Road, Dhaka University Campus, Dhaka 1000