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A Brief History of Indian theatre

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Contributors/Author: Delhi Theatre Guide (Taken from Jabbar Patel’s film)

This video gives an overview on Indian theatre from ancient Sanskrit theatre and folk forms to modern developments like the influence of Parsi theatre, IPTA & other left movements, NSD, regional theatre, avant-garde shows, and the changing notion of space in theatre, especially in context of the competition it faces from motion pictures.

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In the words of Naseeruddin Shah, Ebrahim Alkazi, Official: Utpal Dutt, B. V. Karanth, Habib Tanvir, Ratan Thiyam Thiyam, K.N.Panikkar and Badal Sircar.