Monday, 26 August 2019

Theatre experiences - folk, freak and Greek - The Eastern Eye: Column by Dr.Utpal K Banerjee


Theatre in Bengal and Maharashtra are very much alive and kicking, with Marathi plays perhaps having an edge over their Bengali counterpart. Mumbai holds quite often ticketed drama performances - bang in the midweek, as morning and early afternoon shows and get a house-full at that, while Kolkata does not dare it, generally relegating its shows to the long weekend. But this does not deter the Eastern metropolis from experimenting with various theatrical forms. Over a little more than a month, this critic got to view a vibrant revival of the folkloric drama, a fantasy play built upon bizarre events and a wonderful take on a Greek myth of yore. 

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