LITERARY DAYS AT THE NATIONAL LAW UNIVERSITY, SECTOR-14, DWARKA

A two-day literary event is being organized in National Law University Delhi as per following programme. You are cordially invited with your family and friends.

Venue: University Auditorium (Nearby Metro Station : Sector-14 Dwarka)

Sunday, 17 November 2013
Bilingual (Hindi/English) poetry workshop cum poets’ meet (काव्य गोष्ठी)
Theme : Law and Poetry (कानून और कविता)
Poetry workshop : 4.00 p.m.
Tea : 5.00 p.m.
Poetry meet : 5.30 p.m.(Interaction over hi-tea after the meet)
Several prominent literary personalities and poets are expected to participate

Monday, 18 November 2013

Following famous English plays by the students of NLUD

S.N. PLAY ———————————————————–AUTHOR
1.     Antigone ———————————————–Sophocles
2.     The Merchant of Venice (The Courtroom Scene)—-    Shakespeare
3.     Pro Archia ——————————————-    Cicero
4.     The Benefit of the Doubt—————————— Jack London

The actors have not stuck to the script religiously and their ingenuity and innovation has at times brought about unexpected and mostly delightful new interpretations of the original work

Theme : Law and Literature.
Time : 5 pm to 8 pm.

a) Antigone is a tragedy that was written by Sophocles in Ancient Greece. It was first presented in around 440 B.C. Antigone, her sister Ismene, and her brothers Polyneices and Eteocles, were the children of Oedipus, King of Thebes, and of Jocasta (whom Oedipus married without realizing that she was his mother). The play forces one to think about the nature of the laws, and human nature.

b) ‘The Merchant of Venice’ is a celebrated work of William Shakespeare. It is fascinating to explore whether justice was done to Shylock during the trial in the Ducal Court of Venice where religious/racial bias was unabashedly bared, and where Portia used disguise to befool the court in order to defend Antonio.

c) The trial of Archias took place in a Greek court more than two thousand years ago. In this trial, Cicero delivered a defence speech for his teacher. In the course of the speech Cicero, the celebrated orator, showed his unbound appreciation for literature. The defence speech presents arguments in an elegantly planned way, and is a wonderful piece of literature in its own right.

d) A stage adaptation of the story ‘The Benefit of the Doubt’ Published in 1913 By Jack London, the American author, journalist, and social activist provokes one to think about the nature of the justice delivery system and justice itself.

Contact Nos for assistance :
Dr. Prasannanshu : 9818855448
Mr. P.B. Mishra : 9711860519
Mr. D.C. Mathur : 9818104863

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