Collected Plays of Mahesh Elkunchwar: Garbo / Desire in the Rocks / Old Stone Mansion / Reflection…

Paperback | September 1, 2010

byMahesh ElkunchwarTranslated byShanta Gokhale, Supantha Bhattacharya

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Mahesh Elkunchwar has written and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Satish Alekar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. This volume brings together six acclaimed plays - 'Garbo','Desire in the Rocks (Vasanakand), 'Old Stone Mansion' (Wada Chirebandi), 'Reflection' (Pratibimb), 'Sonata', and 'An Actor Exits' (Eka Natacha Mrityu) - written by Elkunchwar.Elkunchwar's plays, with their wide-ranging themes-the passage of time and mortality, identity and sexuality, religious tension and gender issues, human bonding and alienation-focus on human relationships and personal and moral choices which are the classic concerns of all great works of literature.Along with a comprehensive introduction by noted theatre critic Samik Bandyopadhyay, this volume includes production histories of each play, the playwright's notes on his intense experience with Indian theatre, and a photo section depicting stage performances.

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Mahesh Elkunchwar has written and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Satish Alekar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. This volume brings together six acclaimed plays - 'Garbo','Desire in the Rocks (Vasanakand), 'Old Stone Man...

Mahesh Elkunchwar is an acclaimed playwright, actor, and screenwriter. He is also well-known for his theoretical writings and critical works.Shanta Gokhale is a freelance writer. She was formerly Arts Editor with The Times of India Mumbai. Supantha Bhattacharya is Professor, Department of English, Hislop College, Nagpur. Samik Bandyop...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pagesPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198069928

ISBN - 13:9780198069928

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AcknowledgementsSamik Bandyopadhyay: IntroductionGarboDesire in the Rocks / VasanakandOld Stone Mansion / Wada ChirebandiReflection / PratibimbSonataReflectionAn Actor Exits / Eka Natacha MrityuAppendix I: Production Histories - A NoteAppendix II: Notes on Theatre by Mahesh ElkunchwarNotes on Translators