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Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 21.05.22

Newer forms

In many ways, the latest venture of Bohubrihi, Shakespeare in Venice, is stamped with the telltale marks of post-Covid theatre. The minimalist approach in its making, the brevity of the production, th...
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

Arts  /  Published 23.04.22

New light

Chua Chandan, produced by Thealight and directed by Atanu Sarkar, dramatizes Rakesh Ghosh’s stage adaptation of Sharadindu Bandyopadhyay’s short story with the same title. The narrative is...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 16.04.22

Dark corner

Debasish Ray has carved out a niche for himself as a director whose forte is visual design. His recent works, especially those constructed for off-proscenium spaces, bear testimony to this. For instan...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 16.04.22

Beyond the ordinary

It was Neel Piritir Phul, a freewheeling adaptation of William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream by Ebong Amra, that floored this reviewer. Instead of flirting with th...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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Arts  /  Published 02.04.22

The long fight for survival

Rangakarmee has bounced back with Abhi Raat Baaki Hai. This is heartening as the passing away of Usha Ganguli could have been a body blow to this leading Hindi theatre group from Calcutta. With&n...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 26.03.22

Tell the truth

The search for and discovery of new performance spaces continue even as we come to uneasy terms with a way of life wherein the presence of Covid-19 is a given. One such space that has sprung up at a D...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 19.02.22

Critical query

The dramatist, Ujjwal Chattopadhyay, has mined two short stories by Bibhutibhushan Bandyopadhyay to come up with Pagalpara (produced by Purba Paschim and directed by Soumitra Mitra), an incisive explo...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 12.02.22

Reading it right

Dramatized reading, among the neglected forms of theatre in this part of the world, is gaining admirers amidst the pandemic. Keeping Covid-19 protocols in mind, it seems tailor-made for the period whe...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 05.02.22

Loose bonds

In many ways, Barasat Rameshpally Theatre Group’s production, Dwidha (directed by Sudip Sinha), embodies theatre practice amidst the pandemic. Sinha, who had come up with the accomplis...
By Dipankar Sen


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