GREAT TEXTS READING

(On the last Monday of every month, people meet to read a play they may have heard of but not necessarily have read. Writers come to see how the greats wrote, actors come to play multiple parts and theatre lovers come because it keeps them in touch with the art form. It is open to all and everyone takes turns in playing characters from the play. Discussions ensue after over squash and biscuits.)






As part of the season of Political Plays, we read Past One O'clock by G.P. Deshpande in April. We had a wonderful turn out of 16 people and a great discussion. The readers discussed the plays and also the political influences in India, before and after Independence.

In the month of May, we will be reading 'Mastergate' by Larry Gelbart. Considered as a "A Play On Words", the title refers to a fictional political scandal enacted on "Master Pictures Studios", a fictional movie company that is actually a cover for arms trading. The title of the play also references other real-life political scandals, such as Watergate and others subsequently given the suffix -gate.

We will be reading on Monday, 27th May at 7:30pm in 7 Bungalows. For Directions, contact QTP on (7506025456)





Considering that the Indian General Elections are close, our new season of Great Text Reading will be dealing with Political Theatre

We will be kick-starting the season with Past One O'clock by G.P. Deshpande in April, then we will move onto Mastergate by Larry Gelbart in May and conclude with Inherit the Wind by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.

In the month of April, we begin our season with 'Past One O'clock' by G.P. Deshpande. Written in the 1980's, the play discusses the history of the Marxist-communist movement in India and also talks about a confrontation between the different generations and ideological positions, cultures and temperaments. This play has been translated from Marathi to English by Arundhati Deosthale.

We will be reading on Monday, 29th Arpil at 7:30pm in 7 Bungalows. For Directions, contact QTP on (7506025456)