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Badal Sircar: Towards a Theatre of Conscience

Badal Sircar: Towards a Theatre of Conscience (Hardback)

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The first full-length study of Badal Sircar, who brought theatre to the streets and to the masses in India!



Badal Sircar (1925-2011) is one of the most important and influential figures in the history of post-independence Indian theatre. As a playwright, he contributed seminal texts which have inspired the country's leading directors and continue to be produced by younger groups. In terms of form, he was responsible for Third (later called Free) Theatre, an urban theatre which was alternative, non-proscenium, mobile and very physical. As a theorist and philosopher of Indian theatre, he opened up the discourse to include concerns with democratic human interaction and a search for a more just and equitable society. As a teacher and mentor, he traveled widely across the country holding workshops which had a deep impact on hundreds of theatre workers, including some major directors.

This book is a full-length, detailed study of Badal Sircar's life and work, with its three distinct phases: the playwriting for the proscenium stage, with path-breaking texts like Evam Indrajit, Pagla Ghoda and Baki Itihas; the departure to non-proscenium physical theatre focused on the actor, with its social critique and commitment to conscientisation; and the dissemination phase of extensive workshops and mentoring.

Essays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: generalEssays & WritingLiterary CriticismLiterary studies: plays & playwrightsFilm, TV & DramaTheatre Publisher: SAGE Publications India Pvt Ltd Publication Date: 01/10/2015 ISBN-13: 9789351503705  Details: Type: Hardback Format: Books
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Anjum Katyal has been the Chief Editor, Seagull Books, Calcutta (1987-2006) and Editor, Seagull Theatre Quarterly (1994-2004), as well as the Web Editor, Saregama-HMV (2006-11) and Editor, Art and the City, a web magazine on the contemporary arts in India (2010-13). As the editorial head of a specialist arts publisher, she was responsible for a broad range of books on art and culture between 1987 and 2006. She is the author of Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre (SAGE, 2012). She has translated Habib Tanvir's Charandas Chor and Hirma ki Amar Kahani (The Living Tale of Hirma), as well as Usha Ganguli's Rudali and stories by Mahasweta Devi and Meera Mukherjee. She is translating Habib Tanvir's Bahadur Kalarin. She has been involved in organising several exhibitions of contemporary art, as well as writing catalogues for exhibitions by Chittrovanu Mazumdar, Somnath Hore, Manu Parekh, Madhvi Parekh, Reba Hore and Nasreen Moochhala. She has a background in education and teacher training. A published poet, she also sings the blues, and writes on theatre and the visual arts.

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