Sign up for a weekly curated briefing of the most important strategic affairs stories from across the world. He said that when he was growing up, the society they were in, being a poet was a very prestigious thing. [1] Though he started his career following his father, as an adman, he soon switched full-time theatre by starting Mumbai based theatre company called QTP, with partners Arghya Lahiri, Christopher Samuel, Nadir Khan, Toral Shah and Vivek Rao. Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons pushkarv. Rasika Dugal talks about advent of OTT culture, says 'hope chase for n... 'The New Mutants' star Anya Taylor-Joy opens up on doing her own... 'The Conjuring' actor Patrick Wilson turns director. Specifically for me, in terms of play structure, the outer structure of my play Muktidham is a very Karnad structure.”, Majumdar speaks about the universal quality of Karnad’s writing, highlighting his immense personality and the reason he is such a key figure in Indian theatre: “His work has influenced everybody, no matter what kind of theatre one did. Plays directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee include, In 2013, he directed "So Many Socks" which was nominated for the META Awards. June 15, 2019 16:43:00 IST. It’s called Thespo Writes Volume 1 and we hope to publish more in the coming few years,” inform Quasar. [3][4],, All Wikipedia articles written in Indian English, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 28 September 2020, at 16:54. A lot of Karnad’s work was much grander than the others.”. Cameron Green included in 18-man Australia squad for ODIs and T20Is vs Indi... India vs Australia Boxing Day Test in Melbourne to see only 25000 spectator... TS EDCET Result 2020 declared at; get direct link here. The Disciple seems to take its elitist viewpoint from a ‘Brahminical’ position that does not envisage the necessity of a ‘public’ for any kind of artistic practice. “If you were a young person trying to understand anything about Indian theatre, you had to read Badal Sircar, Vijay Tendulkar, Mohan Rakesh and Girish Karnad. Get technology news, gadgets reviews & ratings. Thakore-Padamsee was deeply impressed by the honesty and fearless outspokenness with which Karnad lived and spoke: “What was really remarkable about him was that he always spoke what he felt. Q, as he’s fondly called, was only 21 when he co-founded Q Theatre Productions (QTP), the theatre and arts management company in 1999. He had sent me a signed copy of Rakt Kalyan. More than influenced by him, I have been in awe of him.”, Updated Date: But now, there are many groups and institutions that employ art managers, many of them who have worked in Thespo at some point,” states the maverick director. Along with a career in cinema, starring in films like Nishant, Manthan and Malgudi Days, he was a landmark figure in Indian theatre, termed a 'colossus' by many. Theatre director Quasar Thakore Padamsee on his new play, which lists the brilliant things that we encounter in our everyday struggle. I’ve treasured that book over the years. Thakore-Padamsee adds, “He stood up for the right causes. Today, Thespo, their annual festival has grown, into what Quasar likes to call, ‘a different beast altogether’. “The moment you look back, you’re doomed,” reasons Quasar. Here's why Prince William was extremely upset with Prince Harry-Meghan... Sharad Purnima 2020: Know date, significance, mahurat, vrat rituals. Copyright © 2020. US Elections: Internet hails Joe Biden for staying through rain during rall... Gold sales to dip this festival season to 12 years low, rural India to rema... Bank Holidays November 2020: Check full list here. His mother was a casting director for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi in 1982. Firstpost - All Rights Reserved. Thespo’s 20th edition will be held at Prithvi Theatre, Juhu from Dec 17-22, 2018. Mahesh Bhatt, Mukesh Bhatt issue official statement after drugs allegations... Turkey-Greece earthquake: 14 killed, over 100 injured as strong tremors hit... Twitter took votes away from Trump in 2016 US polls: Study, German economy grows at record pace before second wave of pandemic. The Earth, Space & the Human Race Podcast Ep 8: Are people in India\'s cities malnourished too. It is now a full-grown theatre movement with year-around workshops, collaborations, outreach activities, curated performances, a bi-monthly e-zine and finally, a week full of fun, plays and more at their annual Youth Theatre Festival in December. In 2006, Karnad was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award by Thespo. He wanted to be a poet too. He played cricket for Singapore U-19 team that won the inaugural Tuanku Jaafar Cup. Quasar Thakore Padamsee (born 20 August 1978) is an Indian stage actor turned theatre director.Both his parents, Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, are renowned stage actors.His mother was a casting director for the Academy Award-winning film Gandhi in 1982. Both his parents, Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, are renowned stage actors. “Arts management is a relatively new term, especially in the country. This week, the world of the autoerotic was thrown into the spotlight: Jeffrey Toobin, scholar, author and legal analyst for CNN and The New Yorker, was suspended after he was spotted masturbating on a Zoom event. With Thespo, they can continue with it even after college. Memories become a library of unpublished stories and bittersweet experiences. And what came out was a play, not a poem. An interview with Quasar Thakore Padamsee, in which the director talks about his latest – a production of Duncan MacMillan’s Every Brilliant Thing featuring Vivek Madan. Director at QTP Productions and son of Alyque Padamsee and Dolly Thakore, Quasar dubs Karnad ‘the Shakespeare of India’. Theatre director Quasar Thakore Padamsee read A Peasant of El Salvador written by Peter Gould and Stephen Stearns, a few years ago. Directed by Quasar Thakore Padamsee, … “Earlier, young people would take up Performing Arts during college, but that would take a backseat later. It’s a realistic presentation with chunks of physical theatre and innocence.Date: December 19, 6 pm & 9 pm, The play by Pune’s Abasaheb Garware Mahavidyalaya group in Marathi by writer Suraj Gadgile is a satire highlighting the various superstitions followed by people. “Younger people doing theatre means younger stories being told and therefore, a younger audience coming in to watch them. “He was really one of the last theatre rockstars in India," Thakore-Padamsee says. There are liberties my father would take with the text and Girish always said, ‘You’re the director. I was very nervous, always. He studied English literature at St. Xavier's College in Mumbai. The other thing the theatre initiative has managed to do is that it has grown younger over the years from the audience’s point of view. How is curiosity expressed conflictingly in thoughts and actions by the same body? His father played the role of Jinnah in the same movie.. So one night, at 11.30 pm, the spirit moved him and he sat down to write. They were epic in scale and presentation.”, Thakore-Padamsee attests to Karnad’s importance in the Indian literary landscape and his unique influence on readers as a playwright. “I would be asked to go and have a meal with him. It reflects as a memory of the four players as they revisit their past.Date: December 20, 6 pm & 9 pm, The play by Vighnaharta Theatres from Pune in Gibberish by Sankalp Mahabaleshwarkar is based on Karma, which elaborates the law of ‘What goes around, comes around’ and gets self-explored through the life of a Neanderthal man. It was the equivalent of what MF Hussain did with modern art. The 20th edition of the festival, which is dedicated to the memory of the late Alyque Padamsee, will see 15 performances, seven workshops and the launch of a collection of plays. Bidding process of Air India’s divestment would be on enterprise value, say... 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