Learning directly from the maestro…..’Rakesh Bedi’ For all the theatre lovers of Raipur – Chhattisgarh, this can’t get better i.e. getting a chance to hone their acting skills directly under the supervision of ‘Rakesh Bedi’. Yes, it is true that master himself have agreed to conduct theatre workshop at Raipur under the aegis of [...]
Workshop Tribute to Habib Tanvir: Habib Tanvir was one of the most popular Hindi playwrights, theatre director, poet, actor and teacher. In 1959, he founded Naya Theatre, a professional theatre company of rural actors, in Bhopal. Agra Bazar, Mitti Ki Gaddi and Charandas Chor are among his popular plays.He collaborated with Shyam Benegal to adapt [...]
Comedy tragedy theatre masks are something we have all seen. You cannot spend more than a few moments in theatre life without being confronted with the two masks.
Theatre in India initiated as a narrative form. The art of reciting, dancing and singing gradually became an integral element of Indian theatre whilst boasting its copious tradition. Indian theatre is essentially narrative. This emphasis on narrative elements made Indian theatre theatrical right from the remote past of the heydays of Sanskrit theatre. This is [...]
Greek Tragedy 1. Tragedy revolves around a tragic hero who suffers misfortune. 2. In his Poetics, Aristotle wrote about the qualities of tragedy, which include a catharsis or cleansing:Aristotle’s Tragedy Terminology. 3. Greek tragedy was performed as part of an estimated 5-day Athenian religious festival, which may have been instituted by Peisistratus. 4. The Great [...]
Musical theatre is a form of theatre combining music, songs, spoken dialogue and dance. The emotional content of the piece – humor, pathos, love, anger – as well as the story itself, is communicated through the words, music, movement and technical aspects of the entertainment as an integrated whole. Since the early 20th century, musical [...]
There are references to theatrical entertainments in China as early as 1500 BC during the Shang Dynasty; they often involved music, clowning and acrobatic displays. The Tang Dynasty is sometimes known as “The Age of 1000 Entertainments”. During this era, Ming Huang formed an acting school known as the The Pear Garden to produce a [...]