Deaths, 2011

Some would say that this festive time of the year is probably not the right time for this post, but the beauty of life is only heightened by the sense of grief and loss. This post is both a remembrance and a short prayer. This year was a sad one for Indian art. We lost... Continue Reading →

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The Last Director: Satyadev Dubey

Theatre lost another artist this year. We all mourn the loss. In an interview (dated 2008) by Reema Gehi, Satyadev Dubey talks about himself, his new play- KHUDA KE LIYE MAT DEKHNA and of what theatre means to him. His production of Jean Anouilh’s ANTIGONE (2007) reaffirmed Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s belief, talent does what it can,... Continue Reading →

Theatre And Its Text

Theatre ­­direction is losing the battle against its age old nemesis, the written text. While modern theatre uses new media and video just to enhance its visual appeal (in more than most cases), classic theatre is steadfastly anchored to its text. The text becomes the universe whereas it should be the core, the crux of... Continue Reading →

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