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Rehearsing for life : theatre for social change in Nepal

Author: Monica Mottin
Publisher: New Delhi, India : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
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This work presents an account of what it means to perform theatre and live by theatre, grounded in ethnographic research.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mottin, Monica.
Rehearsing for life.
New Delhi, India : Cambridge University Press, 2018
(OCoLC)1019658241
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Monica Mottin
ISBN: 9781108641036 1108641032 9781108235853 1108235859
OCLC Number: 1030304586
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 287 pages) : illustrations (black and white)
Contents: Cover; Rehearsing for Life; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; List of Tables, Figures and Boxes; Acknowledgements; 1: Theatre and Life: Theatre at the intersection of art, politics and international development; Theatre and power in Nepal; Aarohan Theatre Group and the growth of theatre in Nepal; Field methods; Ethnographic challenges; Conclusion; Endnotes; 2: Spacing Out to Speak Up: Resistance, protest and the emergence of street theatre; Counterfeit worlds; Cultural activism in Nepal; The Rana period (1846-1951); The Panchayat time (1960-90) Into the streets: Theatre for political changeTheatre with a mission; Artists in the 1990 revolution; Conclusion; Endnotes; 3: The Streets Become the Stage: Performance, protest and theatre in a time of political crisis; The performance of autocracy; Silencing; The Shah 'theatre state'; The performance of dissent; Jana Andolan II contentious performances; The space of resistance: Closed streets and an open stage; May 2005 --
Ramesh in concert; August 2005 --
Shrawan Mukarung poetry reading; November 2005 --
Arjun Parajuli and Sisnupani Parivar programme The space of action: Loktantrik natak, or theatre for democracyNew Baneshwor --
January 2006; Gurukul --
April 2006; Loktantrik natak --
August 2006; SCENE ONE; SCENE TWO; SCENE THREE; SCENE FOUR; Doing theatre from the heart; Conclusion; Endnotes; 4: Kachahari Natak: Fragments of an aesthetics of theatre for social change; Theatre in development: A background; Kachahari natak; Nepalizing forum theatre; Mainstreaming kachahari natak; Searching for a format: An 'urban forum'; Issue-based kachahari: 'Child labour'; The topic: Devising the frame; The set: Choosing a location; The frame performed CharacterizationActors and directors; The audience; The post-performance discussions and follow-up; Workshop-based kachahari: 'Construction workers' rights'; Conclusion; Endnotes; 5: Activism not Development Work: Explorations in Tharu kachahari natak; The kamlari practice; SWAN and the Kamlari Liberation Movement; Why theatre in an activist movement?; Activism not development work; The Kamlaris' real dramas in both Kathmandu and Dang; Conclusions; Endnotes; 6: A Cultural Army for a Cultural Revolution: Maoist cultural programmes and revolutionary theatre; Revolutionary aesthetics Revolutionary performanceRevolutionary performances as popular culture; Revolutionary artists; Revolution as life; Conclusion; Endnotes; 7: The Ordinariness of the Special: Towards the professionalization of theatre work; From stigma to glamour: Routes to Gurukul; Shared dreams: The foundation of Gurukul; Tradition and modernity in the theatre; Institutionalizing the theatre group; New trajectories; Conclusion; Endnotes; 8: Conclusions; The emergent aesthetics of theatre for social change; Endnotes; Bibliography; Index
Responsibility: Monica Mottin.

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