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President to confer Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards April 11

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:09

President Pranab Mukherjee will Friday present the Sangeet Natak Akademi Fellowships and Sangeet Natak Akademi Awards for 2013, an official statement said.

Street theatre is corrupted, just campaign tool, say theatre veterans

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 09, 2014, 19:08

Essentially "theatre by the people and for the people", nukkad natak or street theatre (ST) has transformed into more of a "propaganda" tool used by political parties as a crucial election campaign strategy leading to disintegration and corruption of the art form, veterans say.

Theatre beckons Emma Watson

Last Updated: Monday, March 31, 2014, 18:58

What is on Emma Watson`s mind? The actress is ready to take on `new challenges`, such as making her stage debut after completing her studies this summer.

Political theatre in West Bengal still relevant in age of social media

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 12:55

The importance of political theatre has not lost its relevance in the age of Twitter and Facebook in shaping public opinion in West Bengal though the number of plays staged during poll time have rapidly declined over the years.

Theatre fest to pay tribute to eminent playwright

Last Updated: Friday, March 28, 2014, 08:41

A two-day theatre festival in the capital will Friday open with late Charan Das Sidhu`s ‘Nastik Shaheed’, as a mark of tribute to the eminent playwright who died last year.

Benedict Cumberbatch set to play Shakespeare`s Hamlet on stage

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 13:19

Benedict Cumberbatch is set to star in a new production of Hamlet .

Draupadi`s life, Premchand stories at theatre fest

Last Updated: Wednesday, March 19, 2014, 09:24

When a group of women in a remote village of Haryana decide to reprise the story of Draupadi one night, they realise nothing has changed for them in today`s world.

Award-winning play `Nirbhaya` to staged in India

Last Updated: Friday, March 14, 2014, 19:37

`Nirbhaya`, the Yael Farber- directed award winning play about the December 16 gangrape, will make its debut on Indian stage on March 17.

Marginalised find a voice through performing arts

Last Updated: Monday, March 10, 2014, 20:46

Myriad complexities of a long distance relationship, personal struggles where one loses sense of self or stifled voices of the marginalised -- a three-day festival in the capital that began Monday will narrate various tales of displacement in a modern Indian society.

Awards to celebrate the best of Indian theatre

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 15:01

The Mahindra Excellence in Theatre Awards (META), which begins March 4, will bring together and celebrate the best of Indian theatre from the year gone by.

Oscars 2014: Pink pays tribute to 75 years of `Wizard Of Oz`

Last Updated: Monday, March 03, 2014, 11:12

Singer Pink regaled the celebrity-studded audience at the Dolby Theatre as she paid a tribute to the 1939 musical fantasy film `The Wizard Of Oz` at the 86th Academy Awards here Sunday.

Why Naseeruddin Shah prefers new directors over experienced ones

Last Updated: Sunday, March 02, 2014, 15:46

Naseeruddin Shah has revealed that he prefers working with inexperienced, but passionate directors than the ones who have lost the spark for filmmaking.