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It's theatre time again at Prakriti Foundation! We are now in the 6th edition of our annual Hamara Shakespeare theatre festival - a three day festival that will take place on the 7th, 8th and 9th of November 2013 in the Rukmini Arangam auditorium of the Kalakshetra Foundation, Tiruvanmiyur, at 7pm. Five centuries after his demise, William Shakespeare (1564-1616) continues to symbolize the fullest exploration of theatre to represent the gamut of human experience and capture its heights and depths.

Prakriti Foundation's commitment to theatre brought us inevitably to Shakespeare's work, except that we were interested in exploring the Indian twist - how have Indian individuals and groups, actors and directors chosen to interpret Shakespeare? We remind people that 'Indian' doesn't mean a single, identifiable essence. The result of this thought process was Hamara Shakespeare. What is unique about the festival is that Shakespeare is presented in Indian languages in the Indian realm.

This year again we have theatre groups travelling from across India to perform in the festival - from New Delhi (Neel Chaudhuri of Tadpole Repertory and Anirudh Nair of Wide Aisle Productions), from Kashmir (M.K. Raina), and from Mumbai (Atul Kumar of The Company Theatre). [Please find below the schedule]. The first performance - "A Winter's Tale" - being promenade theatre, will weave its way through the lush campus of Kalakshetra, beginning in the Rukmini Arangam auditorium, meanders to the Banyan tree, and finally finishes at the Padma Pushkarini.

It is a non-ticketed show.

SCHEDULE

7th November 2013:

Neel Chaudhuri and Anirudh Nair's "A Winter's Tale

(a Hindustani-English play based on Shakespeare's play of the same title) -
[Promenade theatre]

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8th November 2013:

M. K. Raina's "Badshah Pather"

(a Kashmiri play based on Shakespeare's King Lear)

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9th November 2013:

Atul Kumar's "Piya Behrupiya"

(a Hindi play based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night)

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Donor Passes at Rs.300, 200 and 100

Special Donor passes available for students at Rs.50

Available at www.bookmyshow.com, www.indianstage.in

  For details contact Prakriti Foundation on 45904707.

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