Bengali Theatre
Arts  /  Published 06.08.22

Real roots

A fascinating aspect of Bengali-language theatre is the dogged survival of hundreds of theatre groups in urban, semi-urban and rural centres for decades. Remarkably tenacious in the face of tumultuous...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 14.05.22

Retelling stories, old and new

Shyambazar Natyacharcha Kendra’s Telescope is a short-length gem that should travel miles. Based on a Madhusudan Mukhopadhyay story that records a suburban girl’s fascination with the...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

News  /  Published 17.01.22

Renowned Bengali theatre personality Saoli Mitra dies at 73

A recipient of Ananda Purashkar in 1991, Sangeet Natak Akademi in 2003, the Ibsen Centennial Commemoration Award from the government of Norway in 2006, Padma Shri in 2009, and Banga Bibhusan in 2012, ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Kolkata

West Bengal  /  Published 01.01.22

Bratya wants more quality plays

More quality original plays in Bengali will give Bengali theatre the much needed push and help expand the audience base beyond Calcutta and a few urban centres in the state, said thespian and politici...
By Devadeep Purohit

Arts  /  Published 30.10.21

Tough times

Theatre, for reasons too many and too complex to go into in this piece, is going through an extremely testing phase in Calcutta and beyond. But, in spite of the bleak times, Beadon Street Shubham Repe...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 21.08.21

Far from the madding crowd

Bagula, located on the Sealdah-Gede railroad, hardly has access to a regular auditorium. With the nearest theatres at Krishnanagar and Ranaghat located a good 20 kilometres away, Suchana, a 32-year-ol...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 21.08.21

Broken pieces

When their relationship of four years collapsed, Croatian artists, Olinka Vistica and Drazen Grubisic, came up with the idea of creating an installation with tokens of their shared life and with simil...
By Dipankar Sen

Calcutta  /  Published 05.04.21

A world of music from the past

The framed logo, designed elegantly by Ramananda Bandyopadhyay, is a human head in the traditional Bengali style of bold and curved outlines. Looked at closely, the features of the face are revealed a...
By Chandrima S. Bhattacharya in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 25.10.19

Festival platform for district theatre groups

Indraranga, a city-based theatre group, is organising what it called a first-of-its-kind competition-cum-festival of productions by groups from districts across Bengal.The initiative is billed as an a...
By Our Special Correspondent in Calcutta


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