Collected Plays of Mahesh Elkunchwar: Garbo / Desire in the Rocks / Old Stone Mansion / Reflection / Sonata / An Actor Exits

Overview

Mahesh Elkunchwar has written and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Satish Alekar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. This volume brings together six acclaimed plays-'Garbo', 'Desire in the Rocks (Vasanakand), 'Old Stone Mansion' (Wada Chirebandi), 'Reflection' (Pratibimb), 'Sonata', and 'An Actor Exits' (Eka Natacha Mrityu)-written by Elkunchwar.
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Overview

Mahesh Elkunchwar has written and produced some of the most influential and progressive plays of post-Independence India, and is part of the trinity, with Vijay Tendulkar and Satish Alekar, that has shaped modern Marathi theatre. This volume brings together six acclaimed plays-'Garbo', 'Desire in the Rocks (Vasanakand), 'Old Stone Mansion' (Wada Chirebandi), 'Reflection' (Pratibimb), 'Sonata', and 'An Actor Exits' (Eka Natacha Mrityu)-written by Elkunchwar.
Elkunchwar's plays, with their wide-ranging themes-the passage of time and mortality, identity and sexuality, religious tension and gender issues, human bonding and alienation-focus on human relationships and personal and moral choices which are the classic concerns of all great works of literature. Along with a comprehensive introduction by noted theatre critic Samik Bandyopadhyay, this volume includes production histories of each play, the playwright's notes on his intense experience with Indian theatre, and a photo section depicting stage performances.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198069928
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 2/1/2011
  • Pages: 384
  • Product dimensions: 5.40 (w) x 8.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Mahesh Elkunchwar is an acclaimed playwright, actor, and screenwriter. He is also well-known for his theoretical writings and critical works.
Shanta Gokhale is a freelance writer. She was formerly Arts Editor with The Times of India Mumbai.
Supantha Bhattacharya is Professor, Department of English, Hislop College, Nagpur.
Samik Bandyopadhyay is a well-known theatre critic.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction by Samik Bandyopadhyay
GARBO
DESIRE IN THE ROCKS / Vasanakand
OLD STONE MANSION / Wada Chirebandi
REFLECTION / Pratibimb
SONATA
AN ACTOR EXITS / Eka Natacha Mrityu
Appendix I: Production Histories-A Note
Appendix II: Notes on Theatre by Mahesh Elkunchwar
Notes on Translators

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