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Date(s) - 24/04/2015
7:00 pm - 8:45 pm

Alliance Française du Bengale


On the occasion of the 2015 edition of the Ghosts of Shakespeare Festival organized by the Arshinagar Project, in collaboration with the Alliance francaise du Bengale two performances celebrating Shakespeare will be held on Friday 24 April 2015 at 7.00 pm at the Alliance francaise du Bengale.

About Ghosts of Shakespeare festival

Ghosts of Shakespeare is an alternative annual theatre festival, organized by ‘The Arshinagar Project’, that is meant to confront the world of Shakespeare from the vantage of contemporary subjectivities and lived experience, as well as spaces that can be called primordial or mythical. Previous editions have witnessed some excellent work of performing & performance art, from diverse range of artists from India and the world.

For the 2015 edition, subtitled “The Idiot’s Tale”, we will look at solo performances. Through this device, we are essentially looking at the figure of the solitary human being in front of the universe.


  • 7.00-7.30 pm : Iago

11038113_914984648565353_2652229887033617932_nAritra Sengupta (MadAboutDrama) will present a post-modern deconstruction/reinterpretation/ misreading of Iago from Othello. The performance places Iago in a pop culture, kitsch and bling laden world that seems straight out of an Alan Moore graphic novel. It mixes multiple performance idioms, such as, spoken word, poetry, stylized violence (Tarantino meets Artaud) , death metal/black metal vocals, film noir techniques in a theatrical context and so on. The text is free flowing and ever evolving in itself including chunks from Iago’s monologues juxtaposing them with academic essays on Iago, snippets of actual recorded performances and so on.


  • 7.40-8.40 pm : Tutu be or not tutu be – Questions about Homlet

11114266_914984731898678_3730836194881112952_nA performance by Diniz Sanchez / Spicy Tutuboy, Lua Company. SPICY TUTUBOY, is a performing arts & trans disciplinary project about national identities, nationalities, nationalism.
This will be a Culinary Art Performance: cooking a Spanish omlet (“tortilla de patatas) based on Shakespeare’s ‘Twelfth Night’!