PRESIDENT: RAJIVA VERMA VICE PRESIDENT: SUPRIYA CHAUDHURI SECRETARY: VIKRAM CHOPRA TREASURER: PAYAL NAGPAL
EXECUTIVE MEMBERS: HARRIET RAGHUNATHAN, JOBIN THOMAS AND ANANNYA DASGUPTA
ADVISORY BOARD: R.W. DESAI, JONATHAN GIL HARRIS, SUKANTA CHAUDHURI, URMILLA KHANNA, MYTHILI KAUL, R. A. MALAGI, S. VISWANATHAN, AND SHORMISHTHA PANJA
THE SHAKESPEARE SOCIETY OF INDIA has been formed to promote wider interest in the works of Shakespeare. Among its objectives are:
- to establish a Shakespeare institute which will serve as a centre for critical and creative interpretation of Shakespeare’s work;
- to promote the study of Shakespeare’s contemporaries to the extent these studies have a bearing on Shakespeare;
- to organize or sponsor talks, discussions, play-readings, workshops, seminars, symposia and conferences at local, national and international levels;
- to publish/sponsor publications of bulletins, catalogues, monographs, journals, research papers and books;
- to establish a theatre to produce and stage plays of Shakespeare and to promote the study of Shakespeare in the theatre;
- to build a library of books, microfilms, video films etc relating to Shakespeare. A special feature of the library will be a collection of Indian works on Shakespeare, including translations of Shakespeare’s works in Indian languages, with the object of making the entire work on Shakespeare done by Indians available at one place;
- to undertake or sponsor translation of Shakespeare’s works into different Indian languages;
- to sponsor delegates for national and international seminars and conferences;
- to arrange the screening of films on Shakespeare and his plays;
- to organize Shakespeare festivals and invite participations from schools, colleges and other institutions all over the country;
- to negotiate or affiliate with and/or seek cooperation from national or international institutes to organize joint ventures in pursuance of the aims and objects of the society.
Note: The Chandos engraving of Shakespeare in the header is courtesy Prof. Stuart Sillars. It is from Charles Knight’s “Imperial Shakespeare” of the 1870s.