The Merchant of Venice, Retold at Amity University, Jaipur

The Merchant of Venice, Retold

Rangayan, an entirely student-run drama and theatre club, in association with the ASCENT presented a stage play based on William Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice” in the Auditorium on October 24.

Rangayan, an initiative for dramatics under ASCENT, portrayed the universal characteristics of humanity via the iconic characters from the timeless classical play. The play was directed by Akhil Dayal, who also played the role of Shylock.

The 50 minutes play tried to draw a parallel between Anti-Semitism portrayed in the play and recent happenings of communal disturbances as happened in Muzaffarnagar, Sri Lanka and many other parts of the world, violence because of difference in race and religion. 

The entire play was revised and supervised by Ms Jasbeen Chawla, Assistant Director, ASCENT.

The play won loud applause from the audience comprising Faculty members and students of Amity, and the Single Window Operators of Allahabad Bank undergoing training at Amity.

The following students participated in the play:

Writer - William Shakespeare(original play), Akhil Dayal (Re-write)

Actors – Akhil Dayal (Shylock), Kritika Sharma (Portia), Hanseraj Khubchandani (Bassanio), Divya Lata (Antonio), Ayushi Tiwari (Nerissa), Mohit Choraria (Prince of Aragon), Era Tanger (Prince of Morocco), Neha Agarwal(Jessica), Aman Shroff (Tubal);  Other characters: Naitry Shah, Kruti Shah, Radha Bansod, Suvi Dubey, Chaub ak Chakrobarty, Bharat Aswal, Sidhdhart Guha, Sandeep Chicholikar

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