Dibrugarh varsity observes 400th death anniversary of William Shakespeare
From a Correspondent
Dibrugarh, May 11: The 400th death anniversary of English playwright William Shakespeare was recently observed by the English Department, Dibrugarh University (DU), and was attended amongst others by the Vice Chancellor of DU, Dr Alak Kumar Buragohain, Professor Ameritus Amaresh Dutta, Professor of English, Rabindra Bharati University, and general secretary of the Shakespeare Society of Eastern India, Prof. Subir Dhar, and former Professor of English, Burdwan University, Prof. Dilip Kumar Barua.
The former faculty members of the Department, Prof. Apar Datta Mahanta, Prof. Po Mahanta, Atul Goswami, the Dean of Humanities and Social Sciences, Prof . Karabi Deka Hazarika, the Dean of Commerce and Magement Science, Prof Ajanta Rajkonwar, the Heads, the Directors, Professors, Associate Professors and Assistant Professors of various departments and centres also attended the event.
As part of Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary, a drama workshop among the students and faculty members was held which was conducted under the guidance of noted Assamese dramatist Ashim Sharma. Moreover, a six-day workshop titled ‘Celebrating Shakespeare: Four Hundred Years and Beyond’ was also organized as part of the event.
A host of other programmes like soliloquy recitation competition was held among the department students, affiliating colleges, distance learners and other universities, with former faculty member, Department of English, Atul Goswami and Director in-charge of Dr. Bhupen Hazarika Centre of Performing Arts, Dr. Pranjit Bora. Moreover, a quiz competition on Shakespeare was conducted by Prof. Subir Dhar.
The assembled gathering of faculty members, students and other invited guests were enthralled by the display of Elizabethan magic. The six-day workshop concluded with the students performing two famous scenes from Macbeth and The Merchant of Venice.