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People’s Romeo

Synopsis
Radio music and entertainment programme in Bengali. Director Mukul Ahmed talks to presenter Mahbub Hussain about a new theatre production, People’s Romeo, which weaves together Shakespeare’s verse and Bengali poetry to give a modern Bengali twist to Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Five performers use Pala Gaan - a Bangladeshi theatre style which combines music, dance and storytelling - to re-invent the play.
Series
Weekend Bengali
Language
Bengali
Country
Great Britain
Medium
Radio
Transmission details
5 Sep 2010 at 23:00 (Channel: BBC Asian Network)
Duration
120 mins

Credits

Contributor
Mabhub Hussain; Mukul Ahmed

Additional Details

Theatre
Waterman’s Theatre
Theatre company
Tara Arts
Production type
Documentary/Educational/News
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Shakespeare, William (1564-1616); Multiculturalism; Pala Gaan

Notes

General
Pala Gaan was originally performed in the market squares of Bangladesh in the 16th century.
Figures
The production was shown at the Waterman’s theatre in London’s West End from 6-16 October 2010.
Reviews
Review of the production by Lyn Gardner for The Guardian, Friday 1 October 2010. http://www.guardian.co.uk/stage/2010/oct/01/peoples-romeo-review (accessed 11/2010)

Production Company

Name

BBC

Notes
The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC)

Archive

Name

British Library Sound Archive

Email
listening@bl.uk
Web
http://www.bl.uk/nsa External site opens in new window
Phone
020 7412 7676
Fax
020 7412 7441
Address
96 Euston Road
London
NW1 2DB

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