GUWAHATI: Discourse of Shakespeare in Assam had been started with the translation of Shakespeare’s plays into the Assamese language. But the discussion on Shakespeare’s play should not be confined only in academic platforms. It should be added to the art of acting also. Shakespeare’s drama has been staged by moving theatre of Assam and also by some other unprofessional dramatic groups but a lot is needed to be done for the exploration of Shakespeare in Assam. This was stated by Tapan Das, eminent actor and short story writer of Assam in an interactive programme held on Friday under the aegis of English study and literary forum, department of English, Kakojan College, chaired by Dr. Pankaj Goswami, Head of the department.
The programme was formally inaugurated by Dr. Ruprekha Bordoloi, Principal of the college. Anchored by Bhairabnan Borah, amid the attendance of a large number of students and teachers, the students of the department performed a dance drama representing Shakespeare’s seven ages of man, a scene from Shakespeare’s Pastoral comedy ‘As You Like It’ which was an addition of beauty to the program. By reciting the famous Soliloquy of Shakespeare’s immortal tragedy ‘Hamlet’ and also an Assamese poem of Pranab Kumar Barman, the eminent actor enchanted all in the programme. Vote of thanks was offered by Tufail Zilani, Asst. Professor of the department while retd. vice principal Deba Kr. Mahanta, Dr. Archana Bhattacharjee, Dr. Bijoy Lakshmi Neog, Mridul Gogoi and a group of academicians attended the program, stated a press release.