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Theatre Review
Arts  /  Published 04.12.20

Swansong of a versatile artist

Mention must be made of the three young actors, Chandrakala, Drasta and Paulomi, who carried the play on their shoulders through their brilliant singing and impeccable sense of timing...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 28.11.20

Possibilities aplenty beyond the proscenium

It was refreshing to watch a motley para crowd assembling in a quiet afternoon, with the semi-circular performance space casually laid out on the lawns of club...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 21.11.20

Out of place in an Indian context

The problem with The Last Supper, a dramatization (by Antara Chatterjee) of Roald Dahl’s story, “Lamb to the Slaughter”, goes beyond its messed up spatial code...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 14.11.20

Coveted space

Janardan Ghosh and his Oglam team members premiered Paramahansa: Ek Vyakulatar Goppo at the Char Mandir Ghat in Ariadaha...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 07.11.20

Real promise

A narrative about a small-town girl struggling to gain a foothold in a city — working in a shopping mall, living in shabby, shared accommodation...
By Dipankar Sen

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Arts  /  Published 31.10.20

A full bodied operatic performance

The 50-minute-long drama turned out to be an absorbing one, addressing the prevalent pandemic scenario and taking a cue from the indigenous pala tradition...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 03.10.20

Fresh roots

'Indurkol' raises issues of Statist oppression and people’s resistance to it...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 26.09.20

Rare attempt at portraying Savitri Bai Phule

Given the contemporary relevance of the struggle against casteism and subjugation of women that Jyotiba Phule unleashed alongside his wife, Savitribai, such productions serve a dual purpose...
By Anshuman Bhowmick

Arts  /  Published 19.09.20

New tools for the non-proscenium

The lockdown-induced home confinement has compelled De, for the first time in his acting career, to consider the space inside his house as a potential performance arena...
By Dipankar Sen

Arts  /  Published 12.09.20

Linking word and image

A 45-minute-long performance which cared the least about a linear narrative, but tried to connect words with visuals, sounds with emotions in a multi-lingual frame...
By Anshuman Bhowmick


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