Playing with fire
July 16, 2009 2:39 AM Subscribe
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"Its the story of our own village" ~ A journey in Indian street theatre
(PDF of article) share's author Joel Lee's experiences wandering around India with three street theatre troupes. Also called the "theater of social change
" this grassroots artform has become a powerful means of communication
across the barriers of language, literacy and culture in both rural and urban India.
This would be incomplete without a mention of street theatre's patron saint, Safdar Hashmi
, whose birthday has become national Street Theatre Day in India, but he, and the use of this medium in politics, deserve their own FPP.