National Law University:Poetry Workshop and Drama Fest / Jagran 2nd Dec
MOMENTS WITH POETRY DRAMA
Date of Publishing: 02 Dec 2013
It was a great literary and theatrical evening at National Law University, where plays and poetry together were staged by the students and the poets of the community. Classical plays like Antigone, a tragedy written by Sophocles in Ancient Greece, Merchant of Venice a of William Shakespeare, The benefit of the doubt , published in 1913 by Jack London etc were depicted by the students. According to Dr Prashananshu, the themes of plays revolved around the questions of justice, society and law. “The actors did not stick to the script religiously, and their ingenuity and innovation at times brought about unexpected and mostly delightful new interpretations of the original work. The unusual theme of the drama event was ‘Law and Literature’. It was a step to combine law, theatre and students at stage together,” said Prashananshu.
A workshop cum poetic evening was also organised at National Law University in which eminent poets from the city and also other parts of Delhi participated and recited their creations. According to the organizers, the concept of the poetry workshop was to initiate young people into the art of giving an expression to their feelings and thoughts by means of poems. Poets like Dr Ashok Lav, Dr Vivek Gautam, Prem Bihari Mishra, Rakesh Pandey, shared their views on poetry, and more specifically on the connect between law and poetry. Thereafter, Dr Prasannanshu, Associate Professor of English of NLU conducted a workshop on poetry writing, which evoked enthusiastic response from the participants.
Also on the occasion poets like Dr Chandramani Brahamdutt, Sushma Bhandari, Vinita Malik, Virendra Kumar Mansotra, Vijay Saluja, Dr P Prasannaraj, MK Sinha, Shobhna Mittal etc. made their presentations. Dr Ashok Lav chaired the event, and Prem Bihari Mishra managed the stage. The theme of event was Law and Poetry.
The registrar of the University, Professor Srikrishna Deva Rao inaugurated the event with words of appreciation, and encouragement.