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Mapping South Asia Through Contemporary Theatre free pdf Mapping South Asia through Contemporary Theatre probes the overlap of theatre, society and politics in contemporary South Asia, approaching theatre primarily in politico-aesthetic terms and locating it in the simultaneity of local, national and regional discourse. While re-mapping the region by examining enduring historical and cultural connections, the study discusses multiple traditions and practices of theatre and performance in five South Asian countries within their specific political and socio-cultural contexts. South Asian theatre today means a whole range of performance genres and practices - appropriation of traditional forms in an urban, alternatively modern theatre- improvised and collectively devised performances on or off the proscenium stage- dramatic theatre in local languages or in English- translation/adaptation of foreign plays- and a whole host of community and applied theatre types. This book creates a complex framework of contemporary South Asian theatre with its affinities and disaffinities, continuities and discontinuities - a pattern that broadly hinges on its abiding as well as changing contours of reciprocal relationship with socio-political realities.

About Ashis SenGupta

Ashis Sengupta is Professor of English at the University of North Bengal, India. He is the recipient of the Olive I Reddick award (1995), Fulbright American Studies Institute fellowship (2002), Fulbright visiting scholarship (2006) and SASNET guest lecturer grant (2009), and has published numerous essays and chapters on South Asian and American theatre in journals and edited volumes that include the Journal of American Studies, Comparative American Studies, Journal of American Drama and Theatre, Indian Literature, and DLB: South Asian Writers in English.

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Author : Ashis SenGupta
Publisher : Palgrave Macmillan
Data Published : 19 September 2014
ISBN : 1137375132
EAN : 9781137375131
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 272 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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