The Oldest form of Theater: Noh Theater

Noh performance ( source: Google) Every country in the world has its inception of entertainment and when we think about entertainment the first thing comes to our mind is Theatre.Noh Theatre is the most traditional form of theatre since the 14th century and continues till current times in Japan. During 12th or 13th century Noh … Continue reading The Oldest form of Theater: Noh Theater

Is Theatre Dying?

Theatre was once what film is today. In actuality, it was likely much more. It was, other than being a vehicle of amusement, a device for feeling building, social changes and for uniting individuals. For very long, theatre, however a male-overwhelmed stage by then of time, was a more presumed medium than film. Strangely, when Dadasaheb Phalke needed to film his fantasy venture he was unable to locate any female entertainers to act in it.

History of Street Plays in India

“Street play” - the word itself gives us feeling of enthusiasm, engagement of audience, creativity, drama and the reflection of local culture in performance. So how did the concept of street came into existence? How has it evolved? How is it performed now?

Bhavai: The Folk Theatre of Gujarat

The origin of the word ‘Bhavai’ came from ‘Bhaav-Shiv/ भाव-शिव’ and ‘Bhaav Sutradhar / भाव-सत्रधार’. Later on people introduced simpler term for Bhavai word . BHAV means emotion and VAHINI means carrier, combination of both the words leads us to the art form which is a carrier of emotion from storyteller to the story listener.