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ALKAZI THEATRE ARCHIVES

A Bibliographic Listing From The Archive

Brahma Prakash’s Cultural Labour: Conceptualizing ‘Folk Performance’ in India

 

Writings on theatre and performance not only theorize the field but also document the ephemeral form contextualizing the practice within a given socio-political and cultural context. Through this series, the Alkazi Theatre Archive will offer a listing of books on the field of theatre, performance, aesthetics and culture from varied languages and discourses. The readings will allow readers to reference theatre in an expanded field…Read more

 

 

 

Makarand Sathe’s Marathi Rangbhumichya Tees Ratri: Ek Samajik Rajakeey Itihaas (A Socio-political History of Marathi Theatre: Thirty Nights)

 

Book: Marathi Rangbhumichya Tees Ratri: Ek Samajik Rajakeey Itihaas

Author: Makarand Sathe

Publisher : Popular Prakashan, Mumbai

Year: 2011

Cover Illustration: Sudhir Patwardhan

This extensive work by Makarand Sathe, on the history of modern Marathi theatre from 1842-1985, is divided into three volumes and offered in the form of a Socratic dialogue…Read more

 

 

 

Ameet Parameswaran’s Performance and The Political: Power and Pleasure in Contemporary Kerala

 

Book: Performance and The Political: Power and Pleasure in Contemporary Kerala

Author: Ameet Parameswaran

Publisher: Orient BlackSwan, Telangana, India

Year: 2017

Cover Illustration: Indranil Haldar

The author traces Kerala’s history from the Emergency into Neoliberalism and to the transitional labour migration into the Gulf, exploring the intertwining narratives of ‘traditional practices of popular politics’ and theatre’s representation of the same…Read more

 

 

Binodini Dasi’s Amar Katha/ Amar Abhinetri Jibon ( My Story and My Life as an Actress)

 

Book: Amar Katha/ Amar Abhinetri Jibon (My Story and My Life as an Actress)

Author: Binodini Dasi

Edited and translated by: Rimli Bhattacharya

Published by: Kali for Women, New Delhi, 1998.“

“Almost all the sahebs of Lucknow city came that evening to see our play. At the point where Rogue Saheb attempts to assault Khetramoni, Torap beats him with a door he has broken down and then Nabinadhab takes Khetramoni away…The Sahebs were extremely upset at this particular scene…  Read more

 

 

Our Stage: Pleasures and Perils of Theatre Practice in India – Edited by: Sudhanva Deshpande, Akshara K.V. and Sameera Iyengar

 

Book: Our Stage: Pleasures and Perils of Theatre Practice in India

Edited by: Sudhanva Deshpande, Akshara K.V. and Sameera Iyengar

Published by: Tulika Books, New Delhi, 2009.

The first decade of the 21st century changed the fabric of Indian society with the settling in of liberalization, globalization and new age technologies like the internet. Such changes in the economyRead more

 

 

R.C. Dhere’s Bharatiya Rangabhoomichya Shodhat

 

Book: Bharatiya Rangabhoomichya Shodhat
Author: R.C. Dhere
Published by: Padmagandha Prakashan, Pune, 1996

R. C. Dhere explains the nature of Indian Theatre by analysing the possible origins of folk forms and explores the interrelationships and exchanges…Read more