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US scholar keen on Shakespearean theatre in India


January 24th, 2012 - 3:04 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Jan 24 (IANS) James Shapiro, the author of "1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare" and "Contested Will: Who Wrote Shakespeare", wants to tour India and ... Read more...

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Raise health budget, demand celebrities, students


November 26th, 2011 - 7:50 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) From urban students to village dwellers to celebrities, brought together by a two-week campaign focusing on child health and infant mortality, have demanded ... Read more...

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English theatre is waning: Rajit Kapoor


November 8th, 2011 - 6:09 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, Nov 8 (IANS) Organisers giving more emphasis on staging plays in regional languages is gradually causing English theatre to wane, according to eminent theatre personality and actor Rajit Kapoor."English ... Read more...

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Government spotlight on northeastern performing arts


August 3rd, 2011 - 8:16 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 3 (IANS) Various autonomous organisations under the ministry of culture are engaged in the study and documentation of theatre in the northeastern states, Union Minister of Culture ... Read more...

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Vice-President Ansari to visit Dhaka for Tagore’s 150th birth anniversary celebrations


May 3rd, 2011 - 6:25 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, May 3 (ANI): Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari will undertake a two-day visit of Bangladesh to participate in the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Nobel Laureate Rabindranath Tagore.He will ... Read more...

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Shot in arm for roots theatre of northeast (With Images)


April 6th, 2011 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) It is not always script or role-bound; some of it is performed by the peasants themselves and some related to shamanistic rituals. Folk theatre ... Read more...

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Plays, workshops at Dubai theatre festival


July 14th, 2010 - 12:23 am ICT by IANS
Dubai, July 13 (IANS/WAM) Plays by UAE-based theatre groups and workshops on various aspects of theatre production from scripting to directing, acting, costumes, lighting and set design will feature at the fourth ... Read more...

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Prithvi Theatre is an oasis in a crazy city: Sanjna Kapoor (Interview)


July 13th, 2010 - 9:41 am ICT by IANS
By Ruchika Kher Mumbai, July 13 (IANS) For her, Prithvi Theatre is an oasis in the midst of this crazy city. But Sanjna Kapoor, who has singlehandedly revived its glory, carrying forward the ... Read more...

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Theatre, women artist’s problems on new Rajya Sabha MP’s mind


March 20th, 2010 - 2:28 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, March 20 (IANS) Noted Kannada theatre personality B. Jayashree, the newly nominated Rajya Sabha MP from Karnataka, says she will raise in parliament the concerns of Indian theatre and the ... Read more...

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Plays from north-eastern states dominate Bharat Rang Mohatsav


January 26th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by ANI
By Karam RoniyaNew Delhi, Jan 26 (ANI): Theatre groups from Northeastern States exhibited their rich cultural and traditional heritage through their plays at the 12th Bharat Rang Mohatsav held here recently.A Tangkhul ... Read more...

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Pakistani actors return upbeat after India visit


November 6th, 2009 - 1:15 pm ICT by IANS
Karachi, Nov 6 (IANS) A group of actors based here has returned from India where they received a "brilliant response" from the people during their performance. The team of National Academy of Performing ... Read more...

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Assam’s travelling theatre coming to Delhi


October 28th, 2009 - 9:37 am ICT by IANS
By Syed Zarir Hussain Guwahati, Oct 28 (IANS) One of Assam's popular travelling theatre groups that play to packed houses in both urban and rural areas is all set to entertain crowds in ... Read more...

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Delhi to host children’s theatre festival in November


October 22nd, 2009 - 9:09 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Celebrating childhood and showcasing talent of kids from across the country, the National School of Drama (NSD) will host a two-week children's theatre festival starting from Nov ... Read more...

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Well-known Kannada television actor Mina Chandru dead


July 16th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
By R.G. Vijayasarathy Bangalore, July 16 (IANS) Popular film and television actor Mina Chandru died of liver complications in a private hospital here Thursday afternoon. He was 44.He is survived by his ... Read more...

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Taj city remembers Habib Tanvir for ‘Agra Bazar’


June 13th, 2009 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
By Brij Khandelwal Agra, June 13 (IANS) More than 50 years after "Agra Bazaar" was first staged by Habib Tanvir, theatre lovers here say the play was a faithful chronicle of times past ... Read more...

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Arjun punj opposite Riya sen


June 8th, 2009 - 2:40 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire
Arjun who long back waved good bye to television will soon hit the silver screen with his latest flick "Taara Sitara'. It is a comical tale of rivalries between two theatre ... Read more...

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Bhopal hosts puppet festival


May 17th, 2009 - 8:50 pm ICT by ANI
By R. C. SahuBhopal, May 17 (ANI): Hundreds of people visited a three-day puppet festival here in which entertaining skits were performed by various artistes.Organised at the popular Rabindar Bhavan between May ... Read more...

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Theatre festivals play an important role in Manipuri society


February 4th, 2009 - 6:38 pm ICT by ANI
By L.C.K SinghImphal, Feb.4 (ANI): Manipur is also known for its rich tradition of theatre, which has been used as an important tool or medium to highlight major burning social issues ... Read more...

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Pakistani theatre troupe wins hearts for performing Bullah in Kerala


December 27th, 2008 - 8:55 pm ICT by ANI
By Juhan Samuel Thrissur (Kerala), Dec.27 (ANI): Far away from the tensions brewing between India and Pakistans political circles, people in Thrissur district applauded the famed theatre group of Pakistan which performed ... Read more...

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Actors hone their skills in theatre workshops


August 6th, 2008 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Madhusree Chatterjee New Delhi, Aug 6 (IANS) Schools have opened after their summer holidays. Now it is the turn of professional actors to hone their skills in theatre workshops and learn new ... Read more...

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‘Rise in terrorism linked to decline in arts’


June 2nd, 2008 - 3:11 pm ICT by admin
Islamabad, June 2 (IANS) Pakistan's most famous puppeteer Farooq Qaiser has drawn an unusual link between the growth in extremism and a decline in interest in the arts, prompting a leading newspaper ... Read more...

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One of Delhi’s oldest theatre groups comes alive again


May 12th, 2008 - 12:00 pm ICT by admin
By Radhika Bhirani New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) They are an eclectic mix - doctors, housewives, bank officials, educationists and college students - all brought together by their love of theatre. The group, ... Read more...

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Theatre lovers in northeast delighted with first ever drama festival in Assam


May 9th, 2008 - 3:12 pm ICT by admin
By Peter Alex ToddGuwahati, May9 (ANI): People in Assam recently had a novel experience to celebrate theatre art in a big way for a fortnight, as they attended the first ever ... Read more...

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Three-day sexuality art festival in Mumbai


March 14th, 2008 - 6:13 pm ICT by admin
Mumbai, March 14 (IANS) A three-day art festival on sexuality, "Astitva 2008", portraying democratisation of sexuality, will be inaugurated here Saturday at the National Centre for Performing Arts. The festival organised by ... Read more...

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Manipur theatre festival showcases State’s young talent


December 20th, 2007 - 9:55 pm ICT by admin
Manipur, Dec 20 (ANI): Budding theatre artistes in Manipur are showcasing their talent at the All Manipur Drama Festival being held here. The 25th edition of the festival, organised by the Manipur State ... Read more...

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