women in theatre

  1. Girish Karnad, the Playwright Against the Right
    03
    Jul

    Girish Karnad, the Playwright Against the Right

    It is both apt and reductive that two images dominate others as Girish Karnad is remembered on social media: one, with Gauri Lankesh, protesting the killing of Karnad's fellow Dharwadian Prof. M.M. Kalburgi; the other, wearing the Me Too Urban Naxal placard, at the memorial to mark the first anniversary of Gauri Lankesh's own killing. Over the past few years, Karnad was seen as one of the most consistent, fearless and principled defenders of freedom of speech, cultural diversity and democracy. I..
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  2. A review of Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards
    13
    Oct

    A review of Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards

    Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards, by A. Mangai, a book which examines the work of major women theatre practitioners in India since 1979 to explore the intersection of gender and theatre. Niharika Malimadugula has written about the book for The Wire. She writes, "Despite being a largely scholarly endeavor, there’s a sensitivity of description and a personal involvement from Mangai, both as a teller and participant in the world of theatre, that makes the book relatable and p..
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  3. "I have forever been a ‘devil’s advocate’"
    01
    Sep

    "I have forever been a ‘devil’s advocate’"

    An Interview with A. Mangai, author of Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards A. Mangai is the pseudonym of Dr. V. Padma, who teaches English at Stella Maris College, Chennai. She has been actively engaged in the theatre for close to three decades. She writes bilingually in Tamil and English and is also a translator. For LeftWord Books, Mangai has written Acting Up: Gender and Theatre in India, 1979 Onwards. In The Hindu, Sruthi Krishnan says of the book that it ‘does not offe..
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