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Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 01.05.21

A myriad tales to tell

With the second wave of Covid-19 wreaking havoc all over India, it may now sound absurd that Calcutta theatres seemed to have come to terms with the deadly virus until a few weeks back. February and M...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 01.05.21

At home

Song of Whisper, a solo performance made by Srabasti Ghosh, speckled the space with silent corners of a woman’s ‘home’ replete with rhythms of the body, sounds of chopping, cutting, ...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Arts  /  Published 17.04.21

Inspiration in flashes

Garia Krishti’s love affair with Bengali novels continues — after successfully dramatizing Tungabhadrar Teerey and Kalpurush, their latest offering is Buddhadeb Guha’s...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 03.04.21

An act of resilience

That Rangakarmee succeeded in rolling out their festival, Samanway 9, even after being hit hard by the demise of their leading light, Usha Ganguly, in April 2020 and having to reschedule the event owi...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 20.03.21

Look again

As the politics of topplers and turncoats gets more intriguing in the run-up to the elections for the West Bengal legislative assembly, Rashbehari Shailushik takes a retrospective look at the most dec...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

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Arts  /  Published 13.03.21

New light

For their post-lockdown comeback, Kasba Arghya has produced Nag Nagini Katha, a play based on snake myths and narratives sourced from various civilizations and eras. The human fascination with sn...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 06.03.21

'Nakshi Kanthar Math' returns

Goutam Halder loves to look back. A few years after he stormed the Bengali proscenium stage with Meghnad Badh Kavya (1995), a Nandikar milestone that combined traditional performing decorum with moder...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 27.02.21

Action replay

Berhampore-based Rangasram staged Janashatru, an adaptation of Henrik Ibsen’s An Enemy of the People at Tapan Theatre on January 28. An Ibsen adaptation is nothing new in Calcutta theatres since...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 13.02.21

Hits and misses

Although Bengali theatre is yet to fully recover from the body-blow dealt by the Covid-19 lockdown, some stirrings signal hope. One such phenomenon is the noticeable spurt in the number of new theatre...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 13.02.21

Together in times of trouble

Natyaswapnakalpa, the premier Bengali theatre event to mark the turning of a year in the Gregorian calendar, has come a long way since its inception in 1999-2000. Apart from giving a head start to sho...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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