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Gender, Culture, and Performance

Marathi Theatre and Cinema before Independence, 1st Edition

By Meera Kosambi

Routledge India

412 pages

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This book presents a lucid, comprehensive, and entertaining narrative of culture and society in late 19th- and early 20th-century Maharashtra through a perceptive study of its theatre and cinema. An intellectual tour de force, it will be invaluable to scholars and researchers of modern Indian history, theatre and film studies, cultural studies, soc

Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgements. Introduction 1. Vishnudas Bhave‘s Stylised Mythologicals (1843) 2. Prose Plays: Reinventing and Founding Traditions (c. 1860) 3. B.P. Kirloskar‘s Musical Plays (1880) 4. New Paradigms of Social Realism (1930s) 5. The Kirloskar Trio: Deval, Kolhatkar, Gadkari 6. Natyacharya Khadilkar: Ideology and Entertainment 7. Selected Renowned Playwrights 8. Major Theatre Companies 9. The Theatre World 10. Enter Women: Pioneering Women Dramatists and Actresses 11. Bal Gandharva: From Female Impersonator to Icon of New Womanhood 12. Drama as a Mode of Discourse 13. Silent Films and Talkies 14. The Early Silver Stars. References. About the Author. Index

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS017000
HISTORY / Asia / India & South Asia
PER004030
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / History & Criticism
PER011020
PERFORMING ARTS / Theater / History & Criticism
SOC000000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / General
SOC008000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General
SOC032000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Gender Studies
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies