Fourteenth show of ‘Hamlet’ at BSA today

Culture Desk

19 January, 2019 12:00 AM printer

Fourteenth show of ‘Hamlet’ 
at BSA today

Shakespearean tragedy ‘Hamlet’ is set to be staged for the fourteenth times at the National Theatre Hall Auditorium of Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy (BSA) in the capital today at 6:30 pm.

The play, which is a BSA production, was translated into Bangla by eminent litterateur Syed Shamsul Haq while it is directed by renowned thespian Ataur Rahman.

Tragedy play ‘Hamlet’ tells the story of a young prince in Denmark whose uncle has usurped the throne by presumably killing prince Hamlet’s father, and marrying the prince’s mother.

Prince Hamlet tries to unfold the truth behind his father’s death and therefore seeks to take revenge upon his uncle, who is the present king of the state. However, the play ends in a great tragedy.

The play entangles with madness, deception, and lies. Throughout the play Hamlet’s confusion of mind affects everyone around him, as well as others who seek out revenge. By doing so, those around Hamlet also become part of the web Hamlet creates just to carry out the command of his dead father’s ghost.

In the play various people seek out revenge but through the plans of revenge it inevitably brings tragedy and unexpected outcomes.

The production was premiered on April 16, 2017. To attend this show, the audience can book the tickets in advance from BSA’s facebook page.