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On Display: Students of the Department of English at Bharatidasan Government College for Women display their models at the Literary Exhibition on Thursday. —
On Display: Students of the Department of English at Bharatidasan Government College for Women display their models at the Literary Exhibition on Thursday. —

Staff Reporter

PUDUCHERRY: Scenes from literary works such as “Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” and Silas Mariner came alive in cardboard and thermocol, at the Literary Exhibition on at Bharatidasan Government College for Women.

The exhibition features scenes from several literary works depicted as models made of dolls and props. Crusoe’s island and the Highwayman looked like pictures straight out of a storybook. Shakespeare’s ‘Romeo and Juliet’ and ‘A Midsummer Night’s Dream’ were narrated with brevity, by means of a series of models that depicted the most important scenes in the plays. The famous casket scene and court scene from ‘The Merchant of Venice’ also find a place in the exhibition.

Not just Shakespeare and George Eliot, our very own R.K. Narayan’s ‘Half a Rupee Worth’, and Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘Leave This Chanting’ were depicted creatively.

Students of the Department of English at Bharatidasan College enthusiastically explained their models and narrated stories to the visitors.

Charts that gave information on the authors and poets complemented the exhibition.

Apart from literary works, there were also activities on idioms and prepositions that students participated in.

“Although the exhibition was the teachers’ idea, we chose the topics we wanted to do,” explained a student enthusiastically.

“We have been working for nearly a month on the exhibition, spending hours after classes on making these models,” she added.

A release said the aim of conducting the exhibition is to encourage the reading habit and creative talents in students of the department.

The exhibition is on till September 11 on the college premises.


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