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Habib Tanvir’s contribution to Indian theatre now in a book


September 1st, 2012 - 1:04 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) "Habib Tanvir: Towards an Inclusive Theatre", a book on the life of the late veteran playwright and director and his contribution to the Indian theatre ... Read more...

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Blanchett takes kids to work


July 28th, 2012 - 3:41 pm ICT by IANS
New York, July 28 (IANS) Actress Cate Blanchett doesn't mind taking her two sons along with her to the theatre, where she performs the play "Uncle Vanya".She says she ... Read more...

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Katie Holmes returning to Broadway


July 21st, 2012 - 2:55 am ICT by IANS
London, July 21 (IANS) Actress Katie Holmes is returning to Broadway this autumn to star in the play "Dead Accounts".The 33-year-old, whose divorce settlement with Tom Cruise was agreed ... Read more...

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Ethan Hawke returns to stage


May 24th, 2012 - 5:51 pm ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, May 24 (IANS) Actor Ethan Hawke is returning to the stage with a new Off-Broadway production called "Clive".The 41-year-old was last seen on stage in "Blood From A ... Read more...

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My films create a show, not reality: ‘The Artist’ director (Interview)


February 23rd, 2012 - 3:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 23 (IANS) His black and white silent film "The Artist" has won three Golden Globes and seven Baftas (awards of the British Academy of Film and Television ... Read more...

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Kunal Kemmu excited for grandfather’s Padma Shri glory


January 25th, 2012 - 7:51 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 25 (IANS) Actor Kunal Kemmu is on cloud nine after learning that his grandfather and playwright Moti Lal Kemmu will be conferred the Padma Shri, the country's ... Read more...

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Not enough good scripts to go around: Tom Stoppard


January 22nd, 2012 - 9:33 pm ICT by IANS
Jaipur, Jan 22 (IANS) The art of writing good scripts is facing bleak times with not many of them around, says iconic playwright and screenplay writer Tom Stoppard of "Shakespeare ... Read more...

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Friends, fans mourn death of ‘revolutionary’ Dubey


December 25th, 2011 - 5:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) A controversial figure, one of the founders of contemporary Indian theatre, vibrant, extremely talented, revolutionary in his approach -- that's how friends and fans remembered ... Read more...

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Theatre veteran Satyadev Dubey dies (Lead)


December 25th, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Dec 25 (IANS) Well-known playwright and director Satyadev Dubey passed away here Sunday after several months of illness, family sources said. He was 75.Dubey, who had slipped into a ... Read more...

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Former Czech president Vaclav Havel dies


December 18th, 2011 - 9:34 pm ICT by IANS
Prague, Dec 18 (IANS) Former Czech president Vaclav Havel, who was also a playwright, essayist and poet, has died at the age of 75 after a long illness, Xinhua reported ... Read more...

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Unknown Tagore notebook to go under hammer in New York


December 7th, 2011 - 12:48 pm ICT by IANS
New York, Dec 7 (IANS) A previously unknown notebook belonging to India's Nobel Laureate and Bengali poet Rabindranath Tagore will be auctioned here next week, according to Sotheby's New York ... Read more...

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Amitav Ghosh’s ‘The Shadow Lines’ to be filmed


November 3rd, 2011 - 12:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) It all began in 2005 when Anupam Barve bought novelist Amitav Ghosh's "The Shadow Lines" from a bookshop in Jawaharlal Nehru University. The filmmaker from ... Read more...

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Joy Mitra’s WIFW line an ode to Tagore


October 10th, 2011 - 5:55 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 10 (IANS) Joy Mitra has found a novel way to pay tribute to Rabindranath Tagore. The designer has churned out a line with prints of the Nobel ... Read more...

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Om Puri misses Jagjit Singh in an appointment in Patiala


October 3rd, 2011 - 10:12 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 3 (IANS) Om Puri is in a quandary. With his dear friend Jagjit Singh battling for his life, a very important date - Oct 13 - with their ... Read more...

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Punjabi playwright Gursharan Singh dead


September 28th, 2011 - 5:53 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Sep 28 (IANS) Leading Punjabi playwright and theatre personality Gursharan Singh died here Wednesday after prolonged illness. He was 82.His cremation took place in the afternoon.A large number of ... Read more...

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Israeli play gets an Indian avatar


September 23rd, 2011 - 3:36 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 23 (IANS) Israel top's contemporary playwright, Motti Lerner, has a slice of India in his heart. One of his Hebrew plays has been given an Indian avatar ... Read more...

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Elton John to make biopic about his life


September 23rd, 2011 - 6:47 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 23 (IANS) Singer Elton John will make a biopic about his life titled "Rocketman".John and his partner David Furnish - who own production company Rocket Pictures - have ... Read more...

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When so many lives changed - forever (Ten years after 9/11)


September 8th, 2011 - 1:54 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 8 (IANS) It began as a "clear, beautiful morning" and ended up as the longest day of her life. Rashi Shyam still shudders as she recalls the ... Read more...

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Sting to work on musical


September 4th, 2011 - 6:03 am ICT by IANS
London, Sep 4 (IANS) British rocker Sting will work on an upcoming musical by award-winning playwright Brian Yorkey.The two have teamed up to stage "The Last Ship", which will centre ... Read more...

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South Asian playwright revisits 9/11


August 14th, 2011 - 12:11 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Aug 14 (IANS) A Chinese-Pakistani family's loss from the Sep 11, 2001 terror attacks and the backlash they endure is the theme of a play by a South Asian ... Read more...

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Tagore birth anniversary celebration in Egypt


May 23rd, 2011 - 8:58 am ICT by IANS
Cairo, May 23 (IANS) The Indian embassy will organise a special function here May 28 to mark the 150th birth anniversary of India's Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore.It will be ... Read more...

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Robin Williams praised for ‘tame’ performance in Broadway debut


April 3rd, 2011 - 6:13 pm ICT by ANI
London, April 3 (ANI): Actor and comedian Robin Williams has been praised by critics for his "tame" performance in his Broadway debut at the official opening of Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad ... Read more...

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Bill Murray ‘to play ex US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt’


March 31st, 2011 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
New York, March 31 (ANI): Actor Bill Murray will play former US President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in an upcoming film, according to a report.Sources told New York Magazine's Vulture blog that the ... Read more...

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BBC adds foul language to ‘Wuthering Heights’ adaptation


March 22nd, 2011 - 1:55 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 22 (ANI): An adaptation of Emily Bronte's 'Wuthering Heights' by the BBC is set to turn the air blue because it has been given a makeover that includes foul language.Heathcliff ... Read more...

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‘Spider-Man’ musical director Taymor to be replaced by McKinley


March 11th, 2011 - 2:19 pm ICT by ANI
New York, Mar 11 (ANI): Problem-plagued musical 'Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark' will now be directed by Philip William McKinley after the show's director, Julie Taymor, quit.Lead producers Michael Cohl and Jeremiah ... Read more...

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At 86, Badal Sircar frenziedly writes, reads plays


March 10th, 2011 - 10:39 am ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) Legendary Bengali playwright Badal Sircar, who gave Indian theatre a new dimension with plays like "Pagla Ghoda" and "Ebang Indrajit", is as busy as ever ... Read more...

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Helen Mirren says Shakespeare should be banned in schools


March 4th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
London, Mar 4 (ANI): Hollywood star Dame Helen Mirren has insisted that children shouldn't be introduced to Shakespeare's work in the classroom as the classic plays need to be seen to be ... Read more...

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Tommy Lee Jones & Samuel L Jackson Star in ‘HBO’ ‘Sunset Limited’


February 9th, 2011 - 2:26 am ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Feb 8 (THAINDIAN NEWS) The 'HBO' film which will air Sunday, Feb 12 featured two actors in their primes, Tommy Lee Jones, and Samuel L Jackson, as they tackled the major issues ... Read more...

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Sex strike urged to end Belgium’s political deadlock


February 8th, 2011 - 2:06 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Feb 8 (ANI): In order to break Belgian's nearly eight-month political deadlock, a senator has suggested that negotiators should stay away from having sex.According to De Morgen newspaper, Marleen Temmerman said ... Read more...

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‘Glee’ Wins Big at the Golden Globe Awards


January 17th, 2011 - 1:05 pm ICT by Angela Kaye Mason
Jan 17 (THAINDIAN NEWS) Along with an award for Best Television series in Comedy or Musical, Glee walked away with a couple of more awards last night at the 68th Annual Golden ... Read more...

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Rare Shakespeare folio goes on display at Durham University


January 16th, 2011 - 5:34 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 16 (ANI): The Shakespeare First Folio, which was stolen in 1998, is being displayed at an exhibition in Durham University.Visitors to the exhibition at the new Wolfson Gallery at the ... Read more...

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Rama Prasad Banik: Expired In A Private Nursing Home In Kolkata


December 29th, 2010 - 12:09 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Prominent theatre personality of Kolkata, Rama Prasad Banik breathed his last on Monday, the 27th of December night at a Kolkata city private hospital where he had been admitted on ... Read more...

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Eminent theatre personality Ramaprasad Banik dead


December 28th, 2010 - 3:50 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Dec 28 (IANS) Renowned theatre personality Ramaprasad Banik died at a private hospital in Kolkata following respiratory problems, family sources said Tuesday.Banik, 55, who was hospitalised on Dec 25, died around ... Read more...

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Aishwarya Rai Bachchan: Is she Plain Lucky?


November 27th, 2010 - 2:25 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
However the actress in her is not yet satiated and she is thus reportedly going in for a signing up on quite a few new projects these days. The most popular ... Read more...

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Bonham Carter to be honoured at 13th British Independent Film Awards


November 19th, 2010 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 19 (ANI): The 13th British Independent Film Awards ceremony is set to honour Helena Bonham Carter and Liam Neeson on 5th December.Bonham Carter, star of the Harry Potter films, ... Read more...

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