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These students held their own with a slickness that was impressive.
Special Arrangement These students held their own with a slickness that was impressive.

#Opera in 140 characters

I attended a very interesting show last week. Performed by the students of the KM Music Conservatory (part of the A.R. Rahman Foundation) the evening could have taught a thing or two to many of th... »

Shakespeare festival in Kochi

A Shakespeare Festival to mark the 450th birth anniversary of the poet-playwright will be held during Apr 21-27, 2014, at David Hall, Fort Kochi – free for the public. »
Neruppu Kolangal.

Evocative of a glorious era

Leo Prabhu returns to the stage after a 12-year hiatus with ‘Neruppu Kolangal,’ and scores with a strong storyline. »
With no narration, dialogue or explicit storyline, the performance utilized dance, music and beat poetry to trace the tale of a couple.
bangalore, April 23, 2014

A performance that delivered on its promises

Alliance Française de Bangalore launched their Danse Dialogues festival with Black Pulp, an hour long dance recital staged at Ranga Shankara. The fortnight long festival is meant to showcase... »
When puppets break free Romeo and Juliet, No Strings Attached. File Photo.
bangalore, April 22, 2014

The Bard in Bangalore

William Shakespeare’s plays have inspired theatre, film and the English Language. Today is Shakespeare’s 450 birth anniversary and the city is celebrating him in various ways. At Jagriti... »
chennai, April 17, 2014

Takeoff on Kalki

Are you a fan of historical drama and an avid reader of Kalki? Then head to Sri Krishna Gana Sabha. ‘Aaditha Karigalan,’ a take-off from ‘Ponniyin Selvan,’ is presented by M.G. Murugesan, poet, ora... »
As a city gets a new shape, things change. I have deliberately put these lines in because everyone talks about how much Bangalore has changed, says Girish Karnad. Photo: K. Murali Kumar
delhi, April 17, 2014

A city comes alive

The title of Girish Karnad’s play, Boiled Beans on Toast (Benda Kalu on Toast) invokes the myth behind Banglore’s name, when a king, moved by an old woman’s offer of boiled beans, had named... »
delhi, April 16, 2014

Playing with fire

Prasanna Ramaswamy’s play Valarkalai (The River Flows) — as a part of the ongoing Sangeet Natak Akademi festival by SNA award recipients and Fellows for 2013 — will be presented this Thursd... »
Manav Kaul is awaiting not one, but two releases this year.
chennai, April 12, 2014

A tale of two mediums

Last year’s Kai Po Che propelled Manav Kaul into fame. While he had done films earlier — Jajantaram Mamantaram (2003), 1971 (2007) and Daayen Ya Baayen (2010) — his role... »
Y.Gee Mahendra.
chennai, April 10, 2014

And they reacted…

Actor Visu said in the article, ‘I never left the stage’ :“My only... »
For seven years, the Singapore Repertory Theatre (SRT) has been arranging Shakespeare in the Park, a production that urges you to bring out that picnic basket, put together the sandwiches, and make your way to Singapore’s Fort Cannings Green for some excellent drama, literature, entertainment and company.
new delhi, April 10, 2014

Plays and picnics

“In the twinkling of an eye”, it’s been 450 years. Centuries worth of memorised soliloquies and adapted texts, of countless analyses and unending quotes. The Bard has survived unscathed, and every... »
Devendra Raj Ankur
new delhi, April 10, 2014

Drama and dialogue

The story behind stories — Devendra Raj AnkurThe term Kahani Ka Rang Manch probably evolved in the course of Nirmal Verma’s “Three Ekant” produced by Devendra Raj Ankur for the Re... »
Stills from the play.
April 5, 2014

Soul searing...

The tragedy of the ruthless gang-rape of an unnamed young paramedical student in the winter of 2012 in South Delhi became a deeply personal tragedy for millions of people around the world. We suffe... » 1 comment

A little drama, a little play

It’s 21 days of fun at public library summer camp

Speaking out against violence

Gandhi in modern India

Visionary, pioneer and godfather

Lived realities

Glimpses of a glorious past

It’s all in the name

Soaring kite

A scene from the play 'Macbeth'.
hyderabad", April 22, 2014

William Shakespeare, once more

Today is a special Wednesday for Shakespeare lovers across the globe. We celebrate 450 years of the Bard and the event calls for celebrations. The day promises to witness a big bash in the form of... »
Madhav Sharma: I still get stage fright. Photo:Thulasi Kakkat
KOCHI, April 20, 2014

Shakespeare and stage, seamlessly

Peopled by heroes, villains and quixotic characters the world of William Shakespeare caught the heart and mind of a young Madhav Sharma four decades ago. His passion for the bard grew as he toured... »
The comic play under review is directed by Ramesh Talwar who has already done it some time back for Indian People’s Theatre Association, Mumbai.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Comedy of errors

Men impersonating women have been a perennial source of laughter in theatre. In recent memory the most popular comedy play of this genre has been Khalid Ki Khala, which frequently appears o... »
A scene from Andha Yug, the concluding play of the event, directed by Sanjeev Kant.
delhi, April 17, 2014

Killing fields...

Satyavrat Raut is an expert in Chhau dance as well as a graduate from the National School of Drama. In his productions we find a unique blend of Chhau dance elements and modern theatrical techniqu... »
Swetha Srinivasan
CHENNAI, April 14, 2014

Staging a difference

Vivek Rajagopal (29) Vice-president (strategy and planning), Narayana Health He’s the brain behind Chennai Drama House, a theatre group consisting of stage-crazy yo... »
Parnab calls himself a ‘critical person with hope.’ Photo: S. James
hyderabad, April 10, 2014

Break the boundary

Ace theatre director Parnab Mukherjee’s wears different hats with ease. He calls himself, ‘a theatre nomad, political spoken word performer, independent media analyst, art curator and a performance... »
Margi Ravindran Nair and Margi Vijayakumar as Sudeshna and Malini respectively in Keechakavadham. Photo: Jawaharji K.
Thiruvananthapuram, April 10, 2014

Keechakavadham: Fall of a titan

The staging of the abridged version of ‘Keechakavadham’, as is customary, commenced with the scene wherein Draupadi, the wife of the Pandavas, approaches Sudeshna, the queen of Virata. Sudeshn... »

Abhilash Pillai
new delhi, April 10, 2014

National identity and religion

National identity and religion — Abhilash PillaiNatarang Pratishthan over the decades has archived and documented material on Indian theatre practice, apart from presenting programmes... »
Second sight: Telling the Mahabharata from a different perspective
Bangalore, April 7, 2014

An exploration

Abhishek Majumdar’s new play Kaumudi (Moonlight), a play in Hindi, using the “moonlit timeless night” when Krishna delivers his sermon to Arjuna as its central trope, is about a relationshi... »
ENTERTAINING: Characters came alive as students and teachers performed the play Pygmalion. Photo: R. Ashok
MADURAI, April 4, 2014

An evening with Shaw

Pygmalion is Bernard Shaw’s most well known and popular play full of his trademark wit, humour and style. And the charm of the play was kept intact as the students and teachers of Lady Doak... »

Accident of worth

Mritasaucha: of human sufferings

‘I never left the stage’

City artiste on global stage

Of masks and men

Nine colours of drama

Sup with the CATS

Veteran theatre artistes honoured