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

Improvisations and expressions: Tidbits

A stage is a place where a lot of people express themselves and improvise for a better performance. Theatre is the medium for self-expression and will always be. Improvisation, in theatre, means the enacting of scenes without a written dialogue. Improvisation or Improv is also a form of theatre where nothing is planned, there are impromptu or spontaneous performances. Improvised shows can vary between various groups, depending upon their preparation, their objectives, and their style. Most of the times its comedy-based, otherwise it can be a mixture of drama and comedy or just drama.

What is Method Acting?

There are Various types of acting techniques such as Classical acting, Motion-capture acting, Character comedy, Method acting etc. Method acting is one of the best acting techniques, which produces astonishing performances though also requires more pre-preparation. Method acting is a technique or a kind of acting where an actor tries to encourage true and genuine performance by completely possessing the role of the character.

The tug of war between OTT platforms and Cinema halls

The COVID-19 19 pandemic has impacted all industries all over the world and the film and television industry is one of them and producers and directors are turning to OTT stage while many have kept down their movies and are trusting that the auditoriums will open soon. Theatres give experiential experience to moviegoers. Envision a Bollywood Blockbuster film like Bahubali, which cleared the country in viewership getting delivered on OTT stages, would have murdered the super creation esteems, screenplay, and so on. The dramatic experience is indispensable.

Twentieth century theatre

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.

Adaptations of Shakespeare’s work into Films

Had William Shakespeare got the faintest piece of information on the prominence of his works among Indian movie producers, he would maybe have been the most astonished on the grounds that it has been a long time since he passed on however, he has passed on something beyond his works. The conspicuous likenesses between a play and a film—in generally length, utilization of sets, the evident authenticity of character and exchange—have darkened the genuine contrasts.

Nuances of Scripting for Theatre

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.

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.

Let it Out: Your Emotions and thoughts through Visual Arts

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.

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?

Impact of Theatre on youth

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.

Theatre for the social cause

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: Gujarat’s King of Comedy

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.

Spanish Golden Age Theatre

Spanish golden age was somewhere between 1500s till late 1600s, it was a period of Aesthetics and Literature. There was an extra-ordinary growth seen in these fields during this period. Other countries had their Golden age, but Spanish golden age was full of art and achievements.

Augusto Boal

Brazilian author and theatre practitioner Augusto Boal, born on 16th march 1931, grew up in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. He earned a degree in chemical engineering in 1952. However, Boal was interested in theatre since he was a child so when he studied at Columbia university in New York City, he studied theatre in addition to chemical engineering. Boal began his career in theatre with The Arena Theatre in Sao Paulo in 1956, where he worked as an artistic director.

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.

Theatre going beyond the binaries of sexuality

Did you know, in the first half of the 20th century, you could be arrested for staging a gay play?

Journey from old school to new school theatre

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.

A CLASSICAL SANSKRIT WRITER: KALIDASA

Being one of the oldest and mother of several other languages, Sanskrit is a classical literature which requires genius of poets and great thinkers to achieve world-renown. Kalidasa is one of them, a Sanskrit poet, dramatist and the greatest Indian writer. It is believed that he lived around 5th century CE. His poems suggest but … Continue reading A CLASSICAL SANSKRIT WRITER: KALIDASA

The Father of Indian Drama: Bhasa

Mahakavi Bhasa Bharat has a very ancient history, more than 8000 years old. Drama being the oldest form of communication and a branch of performing arts was began to narrate stories using the combinations of speech, dance, music, gesture and sound. India has an indigenous dramatic tradition and still remains unaffected from foreign influences. Bhasa … Continue reading The Father of Indian Drama: Bhasa