By Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker
Theatres of Independence is the 1st finished examine of drama, theatre, and concrete functionality in post-independence India. Combining theatre historical past with theoretical research and literary interpretation, Aparna Dharwadker examines the unheard of stipulations for writing and function that the event of latest nationhood created in a dozen significant Indian languages and provides specified discussions of the most important performs, playwrights, administrators, dramatic genres, and theories of drama that experience made the modern Indian level an integral part of postcolonial and global theatre.The first a part of Dharwadker's research bargains with the recent dramatic canon that emerged after 1950 and the diversity of how within which performs are written, produced, translated, circulated, and bought in a multi-lingual nationwide tradition. the second one half lines the formation of vital postcolonial dramatic genres from their origins in fable, background, people narrative, sociopolitical adventure, and the intertextual connections among Indian, ecu, British, and American drama. The book's ten appendixes gather large documentation of the paintings of major playwrights and administrators, in addition to a list of the modern multilingual functionality histories of significant Indian, Western, and non-Western performs from all sessions and genres. Treating drama and theatre as strategically interrelated actions, the research makes post-independence Indian theatre noticeable as a multifaceted severe topic to students of recent drama, comparative theatre, theatre historical past, and the recent nationwide and postcolonial literatures.
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