Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 21.02.20

Firm focus

The sixth phase of Aneek’s 22nd Ganga Jamuna Utsav was held at the newly-refurbished Sivanath Sastri Sadan, or the Town Hall in Jaynagar (January 4-8). This time the focus was firmly on rural and su...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 14.02.20

Ibsen still relevant

Adaptations of Henrik Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (1879) makes evident its relevance today. Prachyo’s Khelaghor, directed by Biplab Bandopadhyay, has technical finesse and impeccable stagecraft. Howe...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Arts  /  Published 28.02.20

Occupying the male gaze

Meyeder Khela, a solo-act designed and performed by Satakshi Nandy, marks a significant addition to the body of performances like Shaoli Mitra’s Nathabati Anathabat, Maya Rao’s Walk and so on. The...
By Debaroti Chakraborty

Arts  /  Published 24.01.20

Production of Tagore's dance drama 'Mayar Khela'

By staging the complete version of Mayar Khela, spanning a good three and a half hours, the Mumbai-based Mohor has achieved something extraordinary. Dubbed as ‘A Musical Extravaganza: Unabridged’,...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 11.01.20

Staying optimistic about group theatre

Bengali theatre’s fondness for dramatizing the best of Bengali fiction has gained momentum. Two recent attempts at staging Rajshekhar Basu’s writings have yielded exciting, yet contrasting results...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


Arts  /  Published 17.01.19

GoT's Jon Snow turns to True West after the North

By Namrata Bhawnani

Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

A theatrical call to reinstate leftist thought

Watching Ichheymoto’s Captain Hurrah, written by Mohit Chattopadhyay, one is gripped by the sense that the wheel of history has turned full circle. A partially absurdist play advocating the triumph ...
By Dipankar Sen

Culture  /  Published 05.10.18

Saoli Mitra returns to the centrestage

Upon entering the premises of the Academy of Fine Arts Festival on the evening of August 22 and making one’s way down the serpentine pathway leading to the auditorium, one paused for a few moments, ...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 06.04.20

A newfangled Brechtian masterpiece

Kahe Vidushak presents Do Kaudi Ka Khel partnered by t2, a comedy musical in nautanki style based on Parimal Dutta’s Hindusthani adaptation of The Threepenny Opera by Bertolt Brecht, was held at Lab...
By Hia Datta

Arts  /  Published 14.03.20

Cosmic spaces

Two solo acts, featuring two feisty actors working with their own scripts, caught our fancy in the recent months. For a change, they have bypassed the lure of mythology and steered clear of gender str...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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