When the Curtains Rise
Author: André Rafael Fernandes
9789380739014 | HB | pp. 216 | 2010 | Tiatr Academy of Goa, Goa1556
This book traces the growth of the tiatr (or tiatro) right from its diverse roots in zagor and khell. It also delves into Tiatr in a modern context.
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Called one of the most vibrant forms of modern Indian theatre, the tiatr strikes a deep chord with its audiences. Where do its origins lie? How did it get its legacy of music and song? What role did the city of Bombay play in promoting the tiatr? Who pioneered this drama form? What challenges does it now face? These are some of the issues tackled in this book.
This work traces the growth of the tiatr (or tiatro) right from its diverse, sometimes overlooked, roots in zagor and khell. It unearths references to the earliest Portuguese plays in Goa. It helps understand theatre in Goa, the region’s cultural history, and the role of diaspora communities in keeping the Konkani language vibrant.
André Rafael Fernandes
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Tiatr Academy of Goa, Goa1556
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