G.K. Govinda Rao addresses students in Mangalore
Students should enjoy reading the works of Shakespeare instead of forcibly studying his plays to pass examinations, G.K. Govinda Rao, theatre personality, told the students here on Monday.
Inaugurating an exhibition on Shakespeare held by students of the English Association of the University College, he said: “Don’t be frightened of him (Shakespeare). Read him. Go and meet him on the stage, in the library and in the room.”
He told the students that it would be difficult to get away from his works once they began appreciating it. People say that it is not easy understanding Shakespeare’s plays and that they were written long ago, in unfamiliar language. He said it may be tough to get a visa to the world of Shakespeare’s works but with access to his works, it was tough to leave as there is no exit visa. One could not be unhappy reading the works of Shakespeare. He said that students should read his plays and learn to enjoy them.
“But these wretched examinations ask you questions such as ‘Sketch the character of Macbeth,” he said.
Everyone appreciates nature and was in search of language. For Shakespeare, nature was his university, said Mr. Rao.
Don’t be frightened of him (Shakespeare). Read him: Govinda Rao One could not be unhappy reading Shakespeare, he says
Don’t be frightened of him (Shakespeare). Read him: Govinda Rao
One could not be unhappy reading Shakespeare, he says