Theatre: Hamlet and Angad

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There is a strange parallel between the story of Hamlet by Shakespeare and Angada in Valmiki’s Ramayan. They are both princes. In both their stories, their uncle kills their father and marries their mother. But while this sets up an epic tale of revenge and duty in Hamlet, in the Ramayan, Angad hardly even seems to blink. This lack of moral deliberation on the path of Angad can be interpreted in many ways. Without generalizing about East or West, the play instead focuses on the characters and their own emotional journeys.

Crea-Shakthi presents the play.

Venue: Alliance Francaise, 15 March onwards.

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