Shanta Gokhale (Ed.
Title Satyadev Dubey: A Fifty-year Journey Through Theatre
Book Condition New
Jacket Condition New
Publisher New Delhi, India Niyogi Books
8189738992 / 9788189738990
Seller ID 106610
Satyadev Dubey: A Life Lived Through Theatre documents the work of Satyadev Dubey—director, actor, teacher and playwright. Dubey has been passionately involved in theatre full time since the early sixties. Along with the late Shyamanand Jalan in Kolkata and Rajinder Paul, publisher-printer of the theatre magazine Enact in Delhi, Dubey was responsible for the great exchange of plays that happened between Hindi, Bengali, Kannada and Marathi theatre in the sixties and seventies. Amongst the playwrights who came to national recognition during this energetic exchange were Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh, Badal Sircar and Girish Karnad.This book brings together essays, interviews and reviews by playwrights, actors and theatre critics as well as a selection from amongst Dubey’s prolific output of articles in the Mumbai press. It brings to light the phases of Dubey’s work, his style and method of direction, his system for actor training, the furious debates about theatre and the freedom of expression that he was involved with, the manner in which he managed his economics without ever applying for government or corporate funding to put on the boards over a hundred plays in a career spanning over 50 years.Along the way, the book reveals what a theatre practitioner must give up when he commits his life to doing non-mainstream, non-spectacular plays in a theatre world that was once led by idealism but has since moved on to a more pragmatic approach to life and work. It also reveals the creative energy that drives Satyadev Dubey, propelling him to continue finding ways to do theatre, regardless of the circumstances.Printed Pages: 312 with 35 b/w photographs.
Satyadev Dubey: A Fifty-year Journey Through Theatre Shanta Gokhale