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Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 06.11.21

Newer vision

Scripting an alternative theatre performance is getting more and more exciting. With various modes of devised theatre currently at play, the primacy of the playwright is no longer there. In fact, the ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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 09.10.21

Journey to the end

Is Utpal Dutt, the revolutionary playwright and director of the 1970s, still relevant to our times? If the answer is affirmative, how would a playwright shaped by Dutt’s propagandist methods res...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 25.09.21

Out of key

Gauhar Jaan, the ‘first recording superstar’ of India, continues to fascinate the Calcutta stage. Over the past two decades, the city has seen at least half a dozen productions celebrating...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 18.09.21

Brought to life

Having toured parts of the globe with its brand of puppet theatre, Dolls Theatre has come back home in the most literal sense. Sudip Gupta and Shreeparna Bhanja Gupta, the principal organizers of the ...
By Dipankar Sen

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Arts  /  Published 11.09.21

Find the light

A mark of inventive resilience exhibited by theatre artists during lockdown has to be the discovery of new performance spaces. Take Dark Studio, for example. Tucked away inside the meandering entrails...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 04.09.21

Splash of local colours on theatrical canvas

Given our limited exposure to contemporary theatre practice in the Bankura district, the two-day theatre festival (August 28-29) hosted by Bankura Theatre Academy on the hallowed premises of Bankura B...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 28.08.21

Across time

Androgyny is coming of age on the Kolkata stage. In recent years, DumDum Shabdomugdho Naatyokendra, led by Rakesh Ghosh, has been consistent in exploring the ambiguity of gender expression in performa...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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


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