Theatre has evolved through many years, twentieth-century theatre depicts a time of extraordinary change in the theatre culture, especially in Europe and North America. There were long-term challenges in theatrical representation, which resulted in advancement of numerous new types of theatre such as Modernism, Expressionism, Impressionism, political theatre and other forms of Experimental theatre. Theatre showed tons of improvement after 19th century. Theatre forms like naturalism and realism which already existed developed continuously. Improvements in areas like Gender theory and postmodern philosophy distinguished and created subjects for the theatre to explore.
There many stereotypes about writing a script. For instance when we consider a Scriptwriter we envision them sitting in the countryside, tasting a hot mug of espresso with a pen and a diary, gazing at the excellence of the dusk, and composing a stunning story. This might be true at times but not every story is written like that, instead, it takes a lot of brainstorming even when you already know the main idea which you want to showcase through your play.
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.
A theatre is a unique form of performing art, it shows the authenticity of a situation and enlightens the message which an individual wants to convey to the people out there. Theatre is the most prominent medium between the performers and the audience since its establishment. It’s, of course, the tool for self-expression. Your ideas, feelings, thoughts, emotions are expressed in a way that makes the people wonder how beautiful it would feel to let it all out.
“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?
Even today we see the legacy of theatre still going. Why does it still exist in a world of web series? There are many reasons why theatre still exists and will remain so and hold a special place in every individual’s heart. Today’s youth uses the term ‘self-expression’ quite often, and are determined to change the world according to their perception. Theatre not only works as a medium for expressing their feelings to the world but also helps in their social and personal development.
Why do we need social change? What role does theatre play with bringing the change? Everyone wants to change the world, free the world from the evils such as Racial discrimination, Gender inequality, physical abuse, violation of human rights, Substance abuse and many more. The list is too long. What we as a society is doing for this? We as a society are trying and working hard on how we want to stop this and remove this from society. It’s not easy how it looks but worth trying. It just needs people to come together and stand for injustice in society. And who is helping for this unification? Theatre, it brings people together irrespective of their gender, caste, class or nationality.
Siddharth Randeria - the well-known and famous theatre artist of Gujarati theatre. We all remember him as Gujjubhai, don't we? He was born to the writer and actor Madhukar Randeria on 17th December, 1955. Born in Mumbai, this versatile actor is popularly known as Gujjubhai but his talents are not limited to acting. He is also a writer and a director.
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.
Did you know, in the first half of the 20th century, you could be arrested for staging a gay play?
Indian theatre has a whole history of more than 2,000 years. Theatre has been a piece of our way of life from the beginning of the general public framework. The root of theatre can be followed back to the Sanskrit Theatre.
The origin of Indian theatre is closely related to ancient rituals and seasonal festivities of the country. Hindu theorists from the earliest days conceived of plays in terms of two types of production: Lokadharmi (realistic), which involved the reproduction of human behaviour on the stage and the natural presentation of objects Lokadharmi Natyadharmi (conventional), which … Continue reading An Inspiring and Ancient Culture every Indians should know : Forms of Theatre