7 Amazing Plays of the India Theater
Theatre is an underrated part of both Indian art and culture. According to scholars who insist on late dating, Sanskrit theatre emerged in the 2nd century BCE and flourished between the 1st century CE and the 10th. Hence it is safe to say that it is a legacy that has been passed down to us through years. Even today it is increasingly emerging and evolving to include social conditions and contemporary realities. Here are some of the most amazing plays from the Indian Theater that deserve to be watched. Posted On November 3rd, 2020
Jesus Christ Superstar
Alyque Padamsee staged his version of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber’s path-breaking rock opera, Jesus Christ Superstar. It was the first major musical to be staged in India and was a landmark project. It ran uninterrupted for over a year, every weekend, people enjoyed its lights.
Mughal-E-Azam The Musical
Mughal-e-Azam recruited a cast and crew of over 350 people. It was the first large-scale Indian Broadway-style musical and was in production for ten months. A recreation of the legendary movie, Mughal E Azam marvelled the entire audience on its first day with extravagant sets and impeccable cast.
Death of A Salesman
It was the first large-scale Indian Broadway-style musical and was in production for ten months. Its performance in India is momentarily very popular, while it rarely runs today, the recording of it is easily available and yes it was well adapted by the Indians.
Walk in The Woods
Performed by two impeccable actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Randeep Hooda. Brought forward by Motley, a reputed theatre group. When names like Ratna Pathak Shah and Rajit Kapur are attached to a play, it is expected to be amazing.
Performed by two amazing actors, Naseeruddin Shah and Ratna Pathak Dear Liar is a comedy of letters adapted from the correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell. It recreates their intriguing relationship in all its aspects over the years.
Taj Mahal Ka Tender
A commentary on corruption and the inability of government officials to provide the services that are meant to. It asks the question if Shah Jahan was to build Taj Mahal today would he be able to. Would the seventh wonder of the world be forgotten in permits and contracts and unpayable bribes?
Ebong Indrajit is written by the most celebrated of Indian dramatist and theatre director, Badal Sarkar. The play subtly points towards Sartrean Existentialism. It denotes that life is a circle with no end, it ends where it begins, it is an endless road.