By Engin Dervişağa…….
In this show we are showing a visit we made to the Near East University in Lefkosa to meet the students and teachers of the English language department who were presenting two plays called Frankenstein and Matilda out of a total of five they were performing including “Romeo and Juliet”, “A Christmas Carol” and “A Picture of Dorian Gray”
The first play Frankenstein is based upon the novel by British author Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley that tells the story of a young science student Victor Frankenstein, who creates a grotesque but sentient creature in an unorthodox scientific experiment. Shelley started writing the story when she was 18, and the first edition of the novel was published anonymously in London in 1818, when she was 20. Shelley’s name first appeared on the second edition, published in France in 1823.
The second play is based upon the children’s novel Matilda by British author Roald Dahl which was published in 1988. It has been adapted into an audio reading by Joely Richardson, a film in 1996, a two-part adaptation for BBC Radio 4 (later re-broadcast on BBC Radio 4 Extra) In 2010 it was adapted into a musical.
The story is about a sweet bright little girl named Matilda. But she is different from the rest of her family. Matilda is sent off to a school headed by a cruel principal who hates children called Agatha Trunchbull. However, Matilda is lucky in a way because she has a warm hearted teacher called Ms Honey who recognises her skills.
Please tune in to my Vox Pop show on BRT2 Television on Sunday 29th May at 15.00 pm to learn more of these great plays and this show will be repeated on Wednesday 1st June at 11.00am.
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