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date: 18 August 2022

street theatre in India 

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Theatre and Performance
Sudhanva DeshpandeSudhanva Deshpande

Predominantly left-wing open-air theatre, described by Safdar Hashmi, one of its chief artists, as ‘a militant political theatre of protest [whose] function is to agitate the people and to mobilize them behind fighting organizations’. Its history is broken and sporadic, coinciding with periods of political upheaval. Its origins are undocumented but go back to the anti-British struggle of the 1940s. ... ...

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