A Socio-political history of Marathi Theatre
By Makarand Sathe
Book Launch by Arundhati Nag
Thursday l March 19, 2015 l 06:30 PM
Bangalore International Centre
TERI Complex, 4th Main, 2nd Cross, Domlur II Stage, Bangalore 560071
About Makarand Sathe:
Makarand Sathe is a well-known Marathi playwright and novelist. His plays have been performed at national and international festivals, and have been translated into several other languages. Sathe has also been associated with University of Pune’s Department of Performing Arts.
About Arundhati Nag:
Arundhati Nag is prominent film actress and theatre personality. She is the founder and the Managing Trustee of the Sanket Trust, established in 1992, which runs Ranga Shankara, a Bangalore theatre which was inaugurated in 2004. Arundhati has been involved with multilingual theatre in India, for over twenty-five years. She was awarded the 2008 Sangeet Natak Akademi Award in Theatre Acting.
About the book:
Beginning with the staging of the first Marathi play, the three volumes look at the period from 1843 to 1947, 1947 to 1975, and post 1975 respectively. It has been translated to English from Sathe’s own Marathi Rangbhoomichya Tees Ratre. The compendium is a historical analysis of Marathi theatre from the socio-political angle covering Marathi theatre through renaissance, the social reform movement in Maharashtra, the post-independent period and the contemporary period post 1975.
Makarand Sathe received support from IFA under its Arts Research and Documentation programme.