Cookies Policy
X

This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

I accept this policy

Find out more here

Staging Beckett in Bengal

No metrics data to plot.
The attempt to load metrics for this article has failed.
The attempt to plot a graph for these metrics has failed.
The full text of this article is not currently available.

Brill’s MyBook program is exclusively available on BrillOnline Books and Journals. Students and scholars affiliated with an institution that has purchased a Brill E-Book on the BrillOnline platform automatically have access to the MyBook option for the title(s) acquired by the Library. Brill MyBook is a print-on-demand paperback copy which is sold at a favorably uniform low price.

Access this article

+ Tax (if applicable)
Add to Favorites
You must be logged in to use this functionality

Revisiting History and Art

image of Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui

Despite the fact that it has been marked by a persistent interaction with Western plays and performance traditions, Beckett’s work has never featured extensively within the realms of Indian Theatre. In fact, if one studies Indian Theatre closely one finds that Indian playwrights and theatre groups have most extensively drawn upon authors such as Shakespeare, Brecht, Ibsen, Chekhov, and so on. The philosophical, cultural and formal dimension of Beckett’s plays, however, have never really been so easily assimilated. In fact, only Waiting for Godot, perhaps the most academically accessible text, has been translated and performed widely, and is also a part of the University curriculum. For example, 1970s West Bengal (an Eastern State of India) had witnessed a revolutionary movement called the Naxalite Movement. Agitprop dramas were in vogue and the masses supported the Movement. Drawing on debates about interculturalism and theatre, this essay will contextualise an interview with a theatre group behind a production of Waiting for Godot in Bengal during that time.

Affiliations: 1: Assistant Professor, Budge Budge Institute of Technology, India prinks651@gmail.com

10.1163/18757405-02902015
/content/journals/10.1163/18757405-02902015
dcterms_title,pub_keyword,dcterms_description,pub_author
10
5
Loading
Loading

Full text loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/18757405-02902015
Loading

Data & Media loading...

http://brill.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.1163/18757405-02902015
Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.1163/18757405-02902015
2017-01-01
2018-06-24

Sign-in

Can't access your account?
  • Tools

  • Add to Favorites
  • Printable version
  • Email this page
  • Subscribe to ToC alert
  • Get permissions
  • Recommend to your library

    You must fill out fields marked with: *

    Librarian details
    Your details
    Why are you recommending this title?
    Select reason:
     
    Samuel Beckett Today / Aujourd'hui — Recommend this title to your library
  • Export citations
  • Key

  • Full access
  • Open Access
  • Partial/No accessInformation