Suman Mukhopadhyay, a noted film-maker and one of the leading directors of the Bengali stage, talks about his theatre and performative politics.
Arun Mukhopadhyay is one of the most prominent theatre directors of Kolkata and the founder of the Chetana theatre group. Here he recounts the theatrical journey that is still on.
Debleena Tripathi: We can see from accounts of your childhood that there was the natmandir (a hall…
Introduction, by Debleena Tripathi
Jagannath, an adaptation of Lu Xun’s Chinese novella, The True Story of Ah-Q, directed by Arun Mukhopadhyay and produced by Chetana in 1977, is now a legendary production of Bengali theatre. The master storyteller, Arun Mukhopadhyay had borrowed the basic…
Chetana, the Kolkata based theatre group, was first formed in 1972 by Arun Mukhopdhyay in the heyday of group theatre. The group’s history has to be written in the larger context of the Indian People’s Theatre Association (henceforth IPTA) and the Group Theatre Movement of India. On the other…