Modern Indian Theatre

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Shrinjita Biswas
‘In Europe, theatre is dying like the epidemic,’ wrote Eugenio Barba, the director of the Odin Teatret (Odin Theatre, Denmark) to the Indian theatre practitioner Veenapani Chawla (Fig.1) in 1996. Chawla shared Barba’s lament. In India, too, both contemporary and traditional forms of theatre were…
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Shrinjita Biswas
Veenapani Chawla (1947‒2014) was an acclaimed theatre personality who opened new frontiers in modern Indian theatre. After finishing an MA in History, she taught history and English in schools in Mumbai. When she took drama classes for her young students, she was so fascinated by the craft that she…
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