Author: Hasmukh BaradiTranslator(s): Vinod MeghaniPublisher: National Book TrustYear: 2003Language: EnglishPages: 287ISBN/UPC (if available): 8123740328
This work reviews and analyses from a fresh angle the stage by stage chronicle of theatre art, theatrical trends, and is a very informative delineation of the emphatic impact made by politics, society, literature and theatre on one another.This work reviews and analyses from a fresh angle the stage by stage chronicle of theatre art, theatrical trends, actor-directors, playwrights as well as theatre personalities active in the history of theatre during the last century and half of Gujarati literature. That is what distinguishes this work from a history of literary theatre. The work also includes an elaborate feature about Bhavai, the tradition folk theatre, and the pioneering endeavor of Parsi community for the inception of theatre in its own tongue as well as in Gujarati. This is a very information delineation of the emphatic impact made by politics, society, literature and theatre on one another.
PrefaceTranslator's NotePre-TraditionOld Theatre - Phase One: Formation of various Groups - (1842-1878)Old Theatre- Phase Two:The Owner - Playwright - (1878-1898)Old Theatre - Phase Three:Actor Dominance - (1898-1913)Phase Four: Struggle of Playwrights (1913-1923)Phase Five: Main Actor-Director (1923-1939)Old Theatre- Phase SixOwners and Moneylenders (1939-1953)Phase Seven: Traveling Theatre Groups (1953 - )New Theatre Activity- Phase One:Activities Based on Actor and Festivities (1922-1939)New Theatre Activity - Phase Two: Formation of Theatre Groups (193901949)New Theatre Activity - Phase Three:Director Dominance (1949-1960)New Theater Activity - Phase Four:Actor-Proprietor Dominance (1960-1990)One Act Plays (1871-1990)MiscellaneaAbout the Graph of the ParallelsImportant Sources of ReferencesIndex: Concept and ProcessesIndex: Nouns