Collected Plays

Volume Three: Yayati, Wedding Album, and Boiled Beans on Toast

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ISBN:

9780199480128

Publication date:

06/12/2017

Hardback

296 pages

Price: 750.00 INR

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ISBN:

9780199480128

Publication date:

06/12/2017

Hardback

296 pages

Girish Karnad

The three plays collected in this volume not only span Karnad’s creative graph from his first play, Yayati, to his most recent, Boiled Beans on Toast, but also chart out the themes that have disturbed and shaped Indian drama since Independence. The volume includes an extensive introduction by theatre scholar Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, which analyses Karnad’s work in the context of modern Indian drama.

Rights:  World Rights

Girish Karnad

Description


The tale of a mythic king’s aggression against his offspring, and his desperation to escape the curse of old age laid upon him in the prime of life. The anxieties that torment a middle-class family as their daughter awaits the arrival of the ‘suitable boy’ from abroad whom she has never met. The morphing of the city of Bangalore, whose founding myth celebrates its human ambience, into India’s ‘Silicon Valley’ where strangers are thrown together, get entangled, and are violently pulled apart. In the plays of Girish Karnad, one of our fi nest playwrights, time, family, love, and sexual aggression resound from the mythic past into the contemporary megalopolis.
The three plays collected in this volume not only span Karnad’s creative graph from his first play, Yayati, to his most recent, Boiled Beans on Toast, but also chart out the themes that have disturbed and shaped Indian drama since Independence.
The volume includes an extensive introduction by theatre scholar Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, which analyses Karnad’s work in the context of modern Indian drama.

About the Author

Girish Karnad
, a playwright, film-maker, and actor, writes in Kannada and has translated his plays into English. The International Theatre Centre of UNESCO, Paris, has declared him the World Theatre Ambassador of the International Theater Institute, Paris. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was also conferred the prestigious Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards.

Girish Karnad

Table of contents


Introduction by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker

Yayati
Wedding Album
Boiled Beans on Toast

Plays by Girish Karnad
Appendix: Note on Translating My Own Plays
About the Playwright

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad

Girish Karnad

Description


The tale of a mythic king’s aggression against his offspring, and his desperation to escape the curse of old age laid upon him in the prime of life. The anxieties that torment a middle-class family as their daughter awaits the arrival of the ‘suitable boy’ from abroad whom she has never met. The morphing of the city of Bangalore, whose founding myth celebrates its human ambience, into India’s ‘Silicon Valley’ where strangers are thrown together, get entangled, and are violently pulled apart. In the plays of Girish Karnad, one of our fi nest playwrights, time, family, love, and sexual aggression resound from the mythic past into the contemporary megalopolis.
The three plays collected in this volume not only span Karnad’s creative graph from his first play, Yayati, to his most recent, Boiled Beans on Toast, but also chart out the themes that have disturbed and shaped Indian drama since Independence.
The volume includes an extensive introduction by theatre scholar Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker, which analyses Karnad’s work in the context of modern Indian drama.

About the Author

Girish Karnad
, a playwright, film-maker, and actor, writes in Kannada and has translated his plays into English. The International Theatre Centre of UNESCO, Paris, has declared him the World Theatre Ambassador of the International Theater Institute, Paris. He has been honoured with the Padma Bhushan and was also conferred the prestigious Jnanpith and Sahitya Akademi awards.

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Table of contents


Introduction by Aparna Bhargava Dharwadker

Yayati
Wedding Album
Boiled Beans on Toast

Plays by Girish Karnad
Appendix: Note on Translating My Own Plays
About the Playwright

Read More