Theatres of India: A Concise Companion

Paperback | October 1, 2008

EditorAnanda Lal

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Theatres of India, edited by Professor Ananda Lal, is a comprehensive and accessible guide to theatre in India. The volume surveys both rural and urban modes of Indian theatre across its history of over 2000 years. The first section brings together entries that discuss theatres of India'slinguistic regions. The second section includes entries on specific forms and genres, as well as on topics such as street theatre, music, and Tagore's dramatic oeuvre. The book avoids both the Western scholarship's obsession with traditional Asian forms of performance, as well as Indian city-based theatre workers' view that traditional forms do not even qualify as 'theatre'. 'Theatre' in this volume is defined as any form that contains theatre's fundamentalelement, acting. Importantly, the entries are accompanied by photographs of performances that allow us to view the 'visual-ness' of India's performance forms. In keeping with the highest standards of international reference publishing, Ananda Lal has compiled and edited material from several contributors so that each entry allows us to tap individual documentation and knowledge. Also included in this pioneering, authoritative, and collective resource areshort bibliographies for every entry on the regional theatres. Theatres of India will be useful for general readers, theatre professionals, as well as students and researchers of theatre and performance studies.

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Theatres of India, edited by Professor Ananda Lal, is a comprehensive and accessible guide to theatre in India. The volume surveys both rural and urban modes of Indian theatre across its history of over 2000 years. The first section brings together entries that discuss theatres of India'slinguistic regions. The second section includes ...

Ananda Lal Is Professor of English at Jadavpur University, Kolkata. He also directs and translates, and is theatre critic with The Telegraph, Kolkata.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:416 pagesPublished:October 1, 2008Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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IntroductionRegional Theatre: Assamese theatreBengali theatreDogri theatreEnglish theatreGujarati theatreHindi theatreKannada theatreKashmiri theatreKonkani theatreMaithili theatreMalayalam theatreManipuri theatreMarathi theatreMizo theatreNepali theatreOriya theatrePunjabi theatreRajasthani theatreSanskrit theatreSindhi theatreTamil theatreTelugu theatreUrdu theatreTheatre Terms A Selection