The Nepal Britain Society Warmly welcomes you to ‘A midsummer Nights Dream’ by William Shakespeare to Celebrate the two hundred years of great friendship between Nepal and the UK and also to commemorate the four hundred years of death of Shakespeare on 26 April 1616.
Shakespeare was an English poet, play Wright and actor, widely regarded as the greatest writer in the English Language, and the world’s pre-eminent dramatist. He is often called England’s national poet and ‘the ‘Bard of Avon,” 154 sonnets and many more writings. His plays have been translated into every major language living language and are performed more often than those of any other playwright.
In fact, last year, our very own Nepalese theatre artists performed ‘Hamlet’ in Nepali language in Nepal and worked in conjunction with the famous Globe Theater in London which was very challenging for them but successful.
Last December 2015, many of us had the wonderful opportunity to witness ‘Hamlet’ performed by the Globe Theatre actors of London in the magical city of Bhaktapur. It was one of a lifeline threat and they really travelled to 145 countries and performed this very well known play, a tragedy.
Nepali professional actors have worked very hard for the play with the direction of Mrs. Greta Rana who produced and directed many of our plays which the Nepal Britain Society –with our own theater group, the New Shakespeare Wallahas has put on for the last sixteen years.
Tonight, you do not have to travel to Stratford upon Avon or the Globe Theater in London. Please enjoy ‘A midsummer Nights Dream’ by William Shakespeare in the British School in the heart of Kathmandu.
Pande is the president of Nepal Britain Society. Excerpts of her statement delivered at the program on November 18 at the British School.