Home  -  Back Issues  -  The Team  -  Contact Us
     Volume 8 Issue 68 | May 8, 2009 |


  Cover Story
  Current Affairs
  Special Feature
  Human Rights
  Food for Thoughts
  One Off
  A Roman Column
  Making A Difference
  Book Review
  Star Diary
  Post Script

   SWM Home

In this issue

Indigenous Theatre: Going with the Flow

There are hundreds of diversified traditional theatre forms that are still practiced in Bangladesh, something many urbanites do not even know the existence of. Usually, traditional theatre forms are presented in music-dance-drama form and include one or more of the following elements: dance, music and narratives or dialogue. Traditional theatre is always geared towards the masses, created and supported by them and not by the ruling class. Indigenous theatre presentations do not have the refinement of urban theatre presentations; the beauty of an indigenous theatre presentation is in its spontaneity and the art of improvisation. But can this art form survive the onslaught of influences from satellite TV and commercial cinema?

Cover Photo
Zahedul I Khan
Cover Design
Manan Morshed

Copyright (R) thedailystar.net 2009