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Veteran thespians take to the stage at the Delhi Theatre Festival

The third edition of the festival will present the classic and the avant-garde with big-ticket names, writes Amrita Singh

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Amrita Singh 

Veteran thespians take to the stage at the Delhi Theatre Festival
Naseeruddin Shah in Einstein

For a performing arts culture that has treated Bharata’s Natyasastra as its holy book for some 2,000 years and continued the tradition right up to venerating plays such as Girish Karnad’s Tughlaq (1964), in contemporary India has seemed to be at a crossroads. Accomplished Bollywood actors who chose the lucrative world of film over recall their stage days only with nostalgic affection. became an increasingly political art form, of interest only to niche audiences. And cinema the preferred form of mass entertainment. While nobody was watching, though, there’s been a revival of sorts afoot.

Pankaj Kapur

Pankaj Kapur in Dopehri

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First Published: Fri, August 23 2019. 21:33 IST
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