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Political posturing

The interesting thing is that the writer brings in the crisis of the present in several ways

Aakar Patel

What political role does theatre still play in our society? I use the word still because most people do not regularly see plays and my guess is that the majority of urban youngsters have never seen one. I hope I am wrong, but I doubt I am. And it is the case that theatre and public performances is the space where resistance to authority and authoritarian ideas has traditionally displayed itself. This idea has a rich and long history, going back at least to 500 BC. Ancient Athenian society had about 50,000 citizens. These were only adult males and they were "free" men, ...