Badal Sircar (15 July – 13 May ), also known as Badal Sarkar, was an influential He wrote more than fifty plays of which Evam Indrajit, Basi Khabar, and Saari Raat are well known literary pieces. A pioneering figure in street theatre. The way Bijan Bhattacharya’s ‘Nabanna’ revolutionized Bengal’s Theatre in , Badal Sircar’s ‘Evam Indrajit’ in a similar way, was an epoch-maker in. YOUR LIFE IN 3 ACTS PLAY It’s a outdoor performance, conducted in places of mass gatherings. It has simple costumes, props and amplification of sound.

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Badal Sircar 15 July — 13 Mayalso known as Inrajit Sarkarwas an influential Indian dramatist and theatre director, most known for his anti-establishment plays during the Naxalite movement in the s and taking theatre out of the proscenium and into public arena, when he founded his own theatre company, Shatabdi in Sivaraman Padma Subrahmanyam N.

Ila Garg rated it really liked it Sep 16, Asifur Rahaman rated it it was amazing Nov 18, Art show at The Hatworks Boulevard, Bengaluru. Joshi Sumati Mutatkar T.

Don’t buy a flat! University of Iowa Press. Third theatre involved street plays, with actors being attired no differently than the audience. Mumbai Mumbai search close. College students opt for an all-inclusive Diwali; celebrate the festival with women from slums.

Oct 11, Vishnu Lodha ihdrajit it. He has never experienced life in its most primal way, instead being focused on his own experience as a writer. Badal Sircar is considered one of the most prominent and influential modern Indian playwrights, having written more than fifty plays in a career that spanned fifty years.

Badal Sirkar did experiments with theatrical environments such as stage, costumes and presentation and insrajit a new generation of theatre called “Third Theatre”.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. We serve personalized stories based on the selected city. He frequently becomes enraged and tears up his manuscripts. Perspectives and challenges in Indian-English drama. A gala evma ceremony at Le Meridien Bangalore.

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He was offered the Padma Bhushan by the Government of India inwhich he declined, stating that he is already a Sahitya Akademi Fellow, which is the biggest recognition for a writer. Indrjait Delhiites celebrated Diwali by shouting ‘thain thain’. Eventually still employed in Nigeria, he wrote his landmark play Ebong Indrajit And Indrajit inwhich was first published and performed in and catapulted him into instant fame, as it captured “the loneliness of post-Independence urban youth with dismaying accuracy”.

Nw rated it it was ok May 27, His plays were heavily inspired inrrajit traditions of folk theater, while developing an identity of its own rooted in contemporary politics.

No crackers here, only Diwali cheer. Often performed in “found” spaces rather than rented theatre halls, without elaborate lighting, costumes or make-up, where audience was no longer a passive, rather became participatory, it added a new realism to contemporary dramaturgyretaining thematic sophistication of social committed theatre all the while, and thus started a new wave of experimental theatre in Indian theatre.

A little too self-referential for its own good without real payoff. As the play reaches its final act, Indrajit attempts to seek meaning in exploring the world. Hyderabadis lace up and hit the streets for their fave marathon. Throughout this play through the characters of Amal, Vimal, Kamal and Indrajit present the popular existential dilemma and unrest of that time.

Though he continued to hold his job tillas a playwright he rose to prominence in the s and was one of the leading figures in the revival of street theatre in Bengal. Sircar directed his last play inand after that his movements were restricted after a road accident, but even many years later till he continued performing at play readings and writing new works like adapting William Shakespeare’s Macbethtwo stories by Graham Greene and a novel, History of Love.

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In the next five years of its existence the troupe performed several of his plays and had a profound impact on contemporary theatre, especially after when it started performing plays both indoors and outside amidst people, and evolved the angan manch courtyard stage and inspired by the direct communication techniques of Jatra rural theatre form, to eventually become his “Third Theatre”, a protest against prevalent commercial theatre establishment.

Abby Spare rated it liked it Oct 07, Known for his anti-establishment plays written during the Naxalite movement in s, his plays were often performed in the public arena and challenged conventions of Indian theater. The play is ultimately about the futility of life and the roles we all play in society. Paperback70 pages.

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Ragini rated it it was amazing Oct 28, He changes his preferred evma multiple times in the play, and frequently expresses discontent with his identity.

Login from existing account Facebook Google Email. Kuntal Paul rated it it was amazing Oct 28, He soon finds himself contemplating suicide but decides he is incapable of this as well.