A Poetics of Modernity: Indian Theatre Theory, 1850 to the Present
Edited by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker
  • ISBN 13 : 9780199487394
  • year : 2018
  • language : English
  • binding : Hardbound
A Poetics of Modernity is a scholarly edition of theoretically significant writing on theatre by modern Indian theatre practitioners, in English and in English translation from nine other languages. The selections are drawn from book-length works, essays, lectures, prefatory materials, letters, autobiographies, interviews, and memoirs by playwrights, directors, actors, designers, activists, and policy-makers. A significant proportion of the primary materials included in the volume have been translated into English for the first time, creating an archive of theory and criticism that has not been available earlier to scholars, teachers, students, or general readers interested in modern Indian theatre. A comprehensive Introduction to the selection brings new precision to the concept of