Book launch:Thatta Gaayikaawa | Sunday Observer

Book launch:Thatta Gaayikaawa

The launch of the book, Thatta Gaayikaawa, a Sinhala adaptation of Eugène Ionesco’s La Cantatrice Chauve (The Bald Soprano) will be held at the National Library and Documentation Services Board Auditorium, Colombo on September 2 at 3 pm. A discussion forum on Thatta Gaayikaawa, and a theatre translation in general will follow the initial talks by Prof. Asoka de Zoysa, Prof. Sivamohan Sumathy, veteran photographer Hemantha Arunasiri and Prof. Arjuna Parakrama. Thatta Gaayikaawa is translated by Kanchuka Dharmasiri and Lohan Gunaweera.

The book also includes Sinhala translations of three articles that Eugène Ionesco wrote, namely, The Bald Soprano, Martin Esslin’s ‘The Theatre of the Absurd’, and an essay by Kanchuka Dharmasiri that reflects on the process of translating for the theatre.

Thatta Gaayikaawa is published by Star Plus Publications. 



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