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Performing Change/Changing Performance: An Exploration of the Life of a Street Play by the Jana Natya Manch

Performing Change/Changing Performance: An Exploration of the Life of a Street Play by the Jana... Abstract: This article takes a close look at the production and performance of a political street play by one of India's foremost street theatre groups. The play in question was created in the aftermath of the anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in February and March 2002. Subsequently, the play continued to be part of the campaign against Hindu fascistic tendencies. The article focuses on the mechanisms through which political arguments are transformed into aesthetically appealing theatre and how work is continually revised to adapt to changing political circumstances. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Performing Change/Changing Performance: An Exploration of the Life of a Street Play by the Jana Natya Manch

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 27 (1) – Aug 11, 2010

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Abstract: This article takes a close look at the production and performance of a political street play by one of India's foremost street theatre groups. The play in question was created in the aftermath of the anti-Muslim violence in Gujarat in February and March 2002. Subsequently, the play continued to be part of the campaign against Hindu fascistic tendencies. The article focuses on the mechanisms through which political arguments are transformed into aesthetically appealing theatre and how work is continually revised to adapt to changing political circumstances.

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Aug 11, 2010

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