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Translations of Shakespeare: his texts and theatre in Bangladesh

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dc.contributor.advisor lslam, Syed Manzoorul Iftekhar, Asif 2010-09-21T03:51:56Z 2010-09-21T03:51:56Z 2006 2006-11
dc.identifier.other ID 03103017
dc.description This thesis is submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Bachelor of Arts in English, 2006. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (page 45).
dc.description.abstract Translation of Shakespeare has a long history in the region of Bengal. It began in 1809 when Charles Monckton, a student of Fort William College, translated a few excerpts from Tempest into Bangla. Since then, there have been many more attempts to translate Shakespeare into Bangla. Most translations were done either for stage performance out of the translators' passion for Shakespeare, who saw in such a venture a way of popularizing the great playwright among educated Bengalis. In this dissertation, I have discussed the background of the translations of Shakespeare done in this region, but focused on translations in the post- independent Bangladesh. The study is a comparative account of the translations of Macbeth- one by Syed Shamsul Haq and another by Mafize Choudhury- and Othello by Prof Munier chowdhury and Prof. Kabir Chowdhury. The theoretical framework of my study will be formed by the `communicative' and `semantic' theories of translation. The study also looks at the translated plays as theatre presentations undertaken by various theatre groups in Bangladesh with a brief discussion of the evolution of theatre activities in Bangladesh. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility Asif iftekhar
dc.format.extent 49 pages
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher BRAC University en_US
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dc.subject English and humanities
dc.title Translations of Shakespeare: his texts and theatre in Bangladesh en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.contributor.department Department of English and Humanities, BRAC University B.A. in English

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