The Scenes We Made: An Oral History of Experimental Theatre by Shanta Gokhale

By Shanta Gokhale

Mumbai’s theatre scene is a dynamic and inventive area that has regularly encouraged younger theatre practitioners from the 1960s to the current day. it's packed with classes realized and unlearned, strategies invented and reinvented. it's a house during which experimentation always takes place—where, as Shanta Gokhale says in her preface, ‘the new’ consciously opposes ‘the outdated’ and leads to the type of theatre that forces humans to re-evaluate their definitions of ‘good’ theatre.

The Scenes We Made provides us a compelling account of the guidelines and folks that drove theatre in Mumbai for over 5 a long time. 3 spaces—Bhulabhai Desai Memorial Institute, Walchand Terrace and Chhabildas college Hall—provided the mandatory impetus for theatre in Mumbai to flourish. those areas observed influential visionary personalities like Ebrahim Alkazi, Vijaya Mehta, Satyadev Dubey and Sulabha Deshpande mold younger theatre humans, from playwrights, administrators and actors to lights and set designers. performs like Band Darwaze, Aadhe Adhure, Hayavadana and Uddhwasta Dharmashala, among numerous others played in those areas, broke new flooring and proceed to encourage the current generation.

This publication, the 1st to record the numerous paintings conducted in those areas, transports us again to a time of fearless experimentation in theatre. humans, locations and performs come alive throughout the stories of eminent theatre personalities. packed with interesting details, insights and anecdotes, The Scenes We Made is a sworn statement to the by no means- say-die spirit of the theatrewalas, a spirit they percentage with cosmopolitan Mumbai. 

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