Shakespeare in Venice: A Solo Act by Ashoke Vishwanathan

Date: 17th May 2024
Time: 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: KCC Amphitheatre

Delve into the timeless world of Shakespeare with Shakespeare in Venice, a captivating solo act performed by the national award-winning filmmaker and actor, Ashok Vishwanathan at the KCC Amphitheatre on 17 May, 6.30 pm to 7.30 pm. Drawing inspiration from Shakespeare's renowned work, The Merchant of Venice, this unique theatrical presentation promises to take audiences on a thought-provoking journey through the complexities of Shakespearean texts.

Through the incorporation of Bangla idioms, poetry, and a Hindi paraphrase of select passages, Vishwanathan breathes new life into Shakespeare's masterpiece, inviting audiences to experience the play in a fresh and dynamic way.
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About Ashok Vishwanathan:
Ashok Vishwanathan is a distinguished figure in the world of film and theatre, boasting a prolific career marked by national and international acclaim. As a filmmaker, he has directed over 150 projects, including feature films, documentaries, shorts, and television shows. His contributions have been recognized with numerous awards, including prestigious honours such as the Charles Wallace scholarship at Downing College, Cambridge, and the Silver Torchlight award at Pyongyang International Film Festival.

In addition to his cinematic achievements, Vishwanathan is an accomplished theatre artist, having directed and performed in numerous productions in Bangla, English, and Hindi. He is also a respected public speaker, debater, and political commentator, lending his expertise to various platforms both in India and abroad.