Rights of Man

Utpal Dutt

Verlag: Seagull Books, 2009
ISBN 10: 8170463319 / ISBN 13: 9788170463313
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Utpal Dutt (1929?93), playwright, director and actor, an inspiration and role model for the activist theatre person. Whether through the proscenium theatre, street performance, the traditional strolling theatre-in-the-round, or cinema, Dutt tried to take revolutionary theatre to the widest mass of people, with political messages for every turning point in a highly sensitive and rapidly changing political scenario, redefining his relationship with the political leadership again and again, getting into violent confrontations with various forces, being driven underground, and getting jailed in the process. His legacy of plays and other writing remain a valuable chapter in Indian theatre history. Rights of Man is the first English-language translation of Maanusher Adhikaré, Dutt?s landmark play dramatizing the infamous Scottsboro Trials of African-American boys in the American South of the 1930s. A critical introduction explores the historical context, problems of dramatic translation, and postcolonial aspects of the play. Includes an extensive bibliography and three crucial appendices: other American Scottsboro plays such as Langston Hughes? Scottsboro Limited (1931) and Edgar Nkosi White?s Ghosts: Live from Galilee (1993) and Judge James Horton?s historic trial opinions published in 1931. Sudipto Chatterjee is a scholar/playwright/performer/director from Calcutta, India. A Ph.D. in Performance Studies from New York University (1998), he is author of The Colonial Staged (2007), translator of The Little Clay Cart (2009) and his articles have appeared in journals like TDR, Theatre Survey and Theater Journal. In 2005, he wrote and solo-performed Man of the Heart, under the direction of Suman Mukherjee, which has been touring internationally. The author of 16 plays in Bengali and English, his first anthology of Bengali plays, Abhiropan, was published in 2005. Chatterjee is currently Senior Lecturer and Subject Leader of Drama at Loughborough University, UK. Neilesh Bose is a Ph.D. candidate in South Asian History at Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA. Currently a Riley Scholar-in-Residence at Colorado College in Colorado Springs, CO, USA, in autumn 2009 he will be an Assistant Professor of South Asian History at the University of North Texas in Dallas, TX, USA. Trained in both the social sciences and theatre studies, Bose?s other publications include an edited anthology of South Asian diasporic plays, Beyond Bollywood and Broadway: Plays from the South Asian Diaspora (2009). Bose is a regular contributor to journals such as TDR, Theatre Journal, South Asia Research and Comparative Studies of Asia, Africa, and the Middle East Printed Pages: 250. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 4088

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Inhaltsangabe: The Rights of Man emerged out of a student-teacher relationship. It started as an educational translation project for Neilesh Bose who, in 2001, had just started as a Ph.D. student in the Department of Drama and Dance at Tufts University, Massachusetts. Sudipto Chatterjee then was a relatively new Assistant Professor there and Neilesh was his first graduate student advisee. Neilesh, an American student of Bengali descent, had come to the programmed with the intention of pursuing a doctoral research project on twentieth-century Bengali drama, but needed to strengthen his skills in speaking and reading Bengali. Translating Maartusher Adhikare was an ideal project considering what needed to be achieved in educational terms. It would expose Neilesh directly to the rhythms of contemporary Bengali drama by means of a landmark play in its history. Neilesh had a special interest in this play as it concerned facets of American civil rights.

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Titel: Rights of Man
Verlag: Seagull Books
Erscheinungsdatum: 2009
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