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Author Kundu, Manujendra, author.

Title So near, yet so far : Badal Sircar's third theatre / Manujendra Kundu
Edition First edition
Published New Delhi, India : Oxford University Press, 2016


Description 1 online resource (xiv, 299 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents Bengali Theatre: An Edifice for the Bhadraloks -- Politics to Performance: Sprouting Sircari Theatre -- Untimely Play-ing with Lights, Sound, Stage, and Action -- Theatrical Abode to Open Air: From Thesis to Antithesis -- Voices in Utopia, in Pursuit of Dreams -- A Theatre of Contraditions -- Things Fall Apart
Summary An influential dramatist and stage director, Badal Sircar (1925-2011) penned several acclaimed plays during the turbulent period of the late 1960s and 1970s in West Bengal. His own brand of experimental discourse the 'Third Theatre' is an urban theatre that is characterised by flexibility, intermingling of the performer and the audience to bring the two closer to each other, and low cost of production. The book covers Sircar's career and traces the journey of theatre in 19th-century Bengal from folk culture to the proscenium to open-air performances
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 265-288) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Sarkar, Badal.
Sarkar, Badal.
Theater -- India -- West Bengal -- History -- 19th century
Theater -- India -- West Bengal -- History -- 20th century
India -- West Bengal.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780199086566
Other Titles Badal Sircar's third theatre