Published at 10:49 pm July 26th, 2018

Ibsen in Bangladesh  

A seminar about the impact of Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen on Bangladeshi theatre and literature was hosted Wednesday at the residence of Norwegian Ambassador to Bangladesh, Sidsel Bleken. Popular actor, playwright, and director, Khairul Alam Shabuj who translated 12 of Ibsen’s plays into Bangla, spoke at the seminar.

Wearing a red, white and gold sari, the Norwegian Ambassador hosted and conducted the event. Dhaka University Professor Dr. Fakrul Alam spoke about the history of Ibsen in Bangladesh, and poet Mohammad Nurul Huda talked about his translations of Ibsen’s poems. 

Actor Shabuj shared his views about the great 19th century maestro: “Ibsen was a great playwright and a staunch reformer. Through his writing, he reformed the society he was living in.”

Shabuj first translated the Norwegian writer’s work when he was teaching in Libya in 1980. He said that Ibsen’s words, “The strong must learn to be lonely,” touched him to his core. Profoundly influenced by this great thinker, he is now translating his 13th play by Ibsen “The Master Builder.”




Time and place: Dec. 13, 2018 12:00 PMDec. 14, 2018 2:30 PM, Room 389, PA Munchs hus

A joint workshop by IKOS and the Centre for Ibsen Studies at the University of Oslo

Time: Sep. 5, 2018Sep. 8, 2018

The "Book of Abstracts" is now ready for download


The XIVth International Ibsen Conference will be held at the Ibsenhuset Concert Hall in Skien, Norway, on 5-8 September 2018. The conference is organized by the Centre for Ibsen Studies in co-operation with Skien Municipality