In this passionate and controversial work, director and critic Rustom Bharucha presents the first major critique of intercultural theatre from a 'Third World' perspective. Bharucha questions the assumptions underlying the theatrical visions of some of the twentieth century's most prominent theatre practitioners and theorists, including Antonin Artaud, Jerzsy Grotowski, and Peter Brook. He contends that Indian theatre has been grossly mythologised and taken out of context by Western directors and critics. And he presents a detailed dramaturgical analysis of what he describes as an int
Book Cover; Title; Contents; Preface; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Collision of cultures: some western interpretations and uses of the Indian theatre; Goodbye Grotowski; The theatre of migrants; Peter Brook's Mahabharata: a view from India; The Request Concert project: foreword; Request Concert in Calcutta; Request Concert in Bombay; Request Concert in Madras; Retrospect; Preparing for Krishna; Notes on the invention of tradition; Letter to an actress; Ninasam: a cultural alternative; Afterword; Index
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