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Theatre Review
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

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

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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

Arts  /  Published 06.02.21

Well set up

Narayan Sanyal’s Biswasghatak (1974) — a popular work of science fiction in Bengali that featured on the bestseller list for decades — has seen a stage adaptation in Calcutta. Based ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 30.01.21

Sharp relook

Gobardanga Naksha’s 8th National Theatre Festival (December 23-27, 2020) ended with Pandemic, a home production. This devised theatre piece tries to fathom the changing dynamics of a world comin...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 23.01.21

Rare gem

Performances that approximate perfection are rare; going out on a limb, this reviewer will claim for Virahagatha, produced by Chidakash Kalalay and created by Piyal Bhattacharya, the ‘tour de fo...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 16.01.21

Poetic choice

A linguistic slip recurred after I had experienced The Last Poet. It overlapped, entwined with and often got displaced by ‘The Lost Poet’! Every time I corrected myself, the slip baff...
By Debaroti Chakraborty


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