How do the differences in the two versions of the play affect our reading.docx

How do the differences in the two versions of the play affect our reading.docx

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How do the differences in the two versions of the play affect our reading? The Post Office is a play by Rabindranath Tagore, a Bengali playwright. It is about Amal, a very sick boy having to stay indoors at all times. He longs to go outside and see the world but can’t, so he uses his imagination and stories from people on the street to know what it is like on the outside. There have been many productions and a few translations of this play. The first of these was the 1914 English translation by Mukherjee. In 1993 it was translated again by Radice, who added some detail to the play and left some words in the original Bengali or Sanskrit. This translation was set as a play-within-a-play by Parvin, where the frame play was based on Korczak’s 1942 production of the play in his orphanage in the Warsaw Ghetto. The differences in these two versions of The Post Office affects the audience’s reading of the play because the context, use of language, and stage directions are different in both versions.
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