Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Limited resources, unlimited talent

By Kavita Nagpal

Two performances in the very last month of the year are indicative of where Indian theatre may be going. With spare sets and lights, a sharing of space with the audience, and focus on the text, these were superb displays of the art of acting and the rich variety of the narrative idiom. Mahmood Farooqui, who is known as William Dalrymple's 'research assistant' on his book The Last Moghul, will now be acknowledged as the man who brought the ancient art of storytelling, or Dastaangoi, to the stage...

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