Indian Popular Theatres
Routledge – 2007 – 240 pages
Series: Theatres of the World
Indian Popular Theatres foregrounds an aspect of contemporary performance that has for some time warranted but not received serious study. It explores the living traditions of Indian Theatre in terms of its audience and the specific circumstances that surround them, focusing on four key forms:
Each of these styles of performance is discussed in detail, building a core understanding around which a wider picture of India’s performative self-expression can be assembled.
Sudipto Chaterjee is a Senior Lecturer of Drama at Loughborough University. He has over a decade’s experience in teaching and directing theatre in the USA and India.