Rabindranath Tagore University’s Department of Humanities and Liberal Arts celebrated the birth anniversary of the great poet and writer William Shakespeare at an event on Monday.
On this occasion, eminent English teachers discussed Shakespeare’s contemporaneity. Seema Raizada, MLB College and Shivani Basu Dubey, BSSS College were specially present on this occasion as main guests.
In his speech, Raizada explained how each Shakespeare play has a message for society. Examples of this are Hamlet and Macbeth. He further added that his characters have an emotional reality that transcends time and his plays depict familiar experiences, ranging from family feuds to falling in love and war.
In this series, Shibani said that many words invented by Shakespeare are now part of the dictionary. On this occasion, selected schoolchildren from Bhopal recited Shakespeare’s self-written sonnet and poem. The poems written by the students were on various topics such as Mother Earth, the menstrual cycle, Never Say Die Spirit. Students from RNTU’s Tagore School of Drama performed a skit based on Shakespeare’s play Macbeth.
The program was chaired by Aditi Chaturvedi, Director of the AISECT Group. She said one should read Shakespeare’s books and soak up his teachings and philosophy. Shakespeare is still relevant. Because his works show us what it is to be human and how to bring out human values.
The program was led by Ruchi Mishra Tiwari, Director of the University’s School of Languages and Coordinator of the Language Teaching Center.
On this occasion, Sangeeta Johri, Dean of the Department of Humanities and Liberal Arts was present on the program and shared the stage.