Marathi Ranghabhoomichya Tees Ratri (Set Of 3 Volume) (Hardcover)
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The box set includes the following 3 titles :
1.) Marathi Rangbhumichya Tees Ratri (Volume I)
This book takes us to the journey of a socio-political history of Marathi theatre. The narrative is in the form of history being told by the clown to the playwright over a period of thirty nights. Through this history the duo tries to find the answers to many questions that the playwright has. A conversation between them begins with the very first Marathi play Seeta Swayanvar, produced in 1843 by Mr. Vishnudas Bhave. Then the conersation flows from Trutiya Ratna by social reformer Jyotiba Phule to few historical plays, the beginning of the Kirloskar Natak company, various major Sangeet Nataks like Manapman, Premsanyas, Ekach Pyala and also plays based on gender issues like child marriage, women’s education and widow remarriage. The narrative then moves to Ambedkari Jalse, Mama Varerkar, Gandhivadi plays, and also few entertaining and commercial plays of this period.
2.) Marathi Rangbhumichya Tees Ratri (Volume II)
This volume spans about period from 1955 to 1975 of Marathi theatre. In this, the clown takes the playwright to few entertaining plays by N.S.Phadke and V.V. shirvadkar, Kolhatkar, Kanetkar and P.L. Deshpande. The duo also takes a glance at plays that have mills and mill workers as the subject of plays. During this period playwrights like Anna Bhau Sathe, Vasant Bapat, Vyankatesh Madgulkar, Ram Nagarkar, Jayvant Dalvi lead Marathi theatre. But after the 1930s Marathi theatre declined steadily as far as its content is concerned. But again there was a second period of awakening in Marathi theatre nearly 15 to 20 years after Independence. The simplistic, idealistic, conveniently - innocent white collared sentiment of 'hope' got shattered when Tendulkar unmasked the 'soft' decorative sensibility of the theatre. This book takes us to the journey of his popular still controversial plays like Shantata Court Chalu ahe, Ghashiram Kotwal, Sakharam Binder. Then it moves to experimental playwrights like Mahesh Elkunchvar, Satish Alekar and Achyut Vaze too.
3.) Marathi Rangbhumichya Tees Ratri (Volume III)
The last, third volume focuses on the involvement of Marathi Theatre from 1975 to its current state. Two very significant theatre strands developed in the colonial period which gave voice to the socially downtrodden, namely 'Satyashodhaki Jalse' and 'Ambedkari Jalse'. They were the predecessors of the vibrant Dalit theatre which emerged after 1975. During this phase Jayvant Dalvi, Vijay Tendulkar, Ratnakar Matkari, Premanand Gajvi, Datta Bhagat and Sanjay Pawar worked actively to mould the phase of modern Marathi theatre. However, contemporary Marathi theatre (1985 onwards) is facing identity crisis of sorts. Its self-centric approach in writing has steered current playwrights to ask ‘Who I am?’ This book, through history, tries to find the answers to such questions that the playwright has; tries to help current playwright to find out identity, aim and focus and helps him place himself in context to different past playwrights.
About The Author
A well known playwright, director and novelist Makarand Sathe, is an architect by profession, has created his niche in literary world. ‘Achyut Aathawale Ani Athavan’ and ‘Operation Yamu’ are few of his famous novels.