Collected Plays of Satish Alekar: The Dread Departure, Deluge, The Terrorist, Dynasts, Begum Barve…

Paperback | September 1, 2010

bySatish AlekarTranslated byGauri Deshpande, Urmila Bhirdikar

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Satish Alekar has written, acted in, directed, and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Mahesh Elkunchwar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. Alekar is widely recognized for his ability to portray the many deceptions and fallacies of Indian society, and his plays depict with wit and sensitivity, a world unable to come to terms with modernity and stifled by tradition. The six plays-The Dread Departure (Mahanirvan), Deluge (Mahapoor), TheTerrorist (Atirekee), Dynasts (Pidhijat), Begum Barve, and Mickey and the Memsahib (Mickey ani Memsahib) -are divided thematically into two sections and both sections include introductions by noted theatre critic, Samik Bandyopadhyay. The book also includes an insightful interview of Alekar byBandyopadhyay, notes on the production histories of the included plays, and a special section containing photographs of the performances of these plays.

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Satish Alekar has written, acted in, directed, and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Mahesh Elkunchwar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. Alekar is widely recognized for his ability to portray the many deceptions and fallaci...

Satish Alekar is Professor and Head, Centre for Performing Arts, University of Pune. He is a founder member of the Theatre Academy, Pune. Gauri Deshpande writes poetry, essays, and short stories in Marathi and English. Urmila Bhirdikar teaches at the University of Pune. Alok Bhalla is currently Visiting Professor of English at Jamili...
Format:PaperbackDimensions:334 pagesPublished:September 1, 2010Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:019806988X

ISBN - 13:9780198069881

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Part I:Samik Bandyopadhyay: IntroductionThe Dread Departure (Mahanirvan)Deluge (Mahapoor)The Terrorist (Atirekee)Dynasts (Pidhijat)Part II:Begum BarveMickey and the Memsahib (Mickey ani Memsahib)Appendices:Samik Bandyopadhyay: Interview with Satish AlekarProduction Histories: A NoteNotes on Translators