ratan thiyamAll of us travellers, of some mythical land. Writers, artists are people who of risk walking the path. But what is it – Lure of theatre? If Upanishad is what is told to us at the feet of the guru, then this is the Upanishad I received from my Guru, Ratan Thiyam, the man who works with our thought, imagination and teaches us to explore our own emotional strength. On the face of it, we have the glamour and people enamoured by it, but for some it is a path of self discovery. Every actor every director has his own signature. I cannot put together a put together a play without putting a part of myself. We share our experience with the audience; the audience thought process is irrelevant. Interpreting a play is the director and actors art. While doing it we need to under stand a lot of thing Interestingly Theatre is like what Nagarjuna said, about reading what is the anubhava today is not the anubhava tomorrow. Theatre today is irrelevant tomorrow. Theatre is sharing life’s experiences, and soul memory, aesthetically, but the paradigm of aesthetics in itself varies. In a play socio-political and religious factors emerge, the economic mapping is seen. Knowledge of anthropology is required. We need to incorporate call of the nature, into the production example while crafting music we need to realize that the high Tibetan mountain would prefer single blow horns, like the alpine horns. While the sea needs the panchavadhya to over come the sound of the sea. Where the classic theatre differs from modern theatre is classical theatre calls on our internal energies while contemporary theatre survives of artificial energy, look at the lights, mikes now the background digital close-ups. Noh theatre of Japan has the longest practise after natyashastra. Acting is a spiritual journey methodology only helps in control With technology our bonding with the nature has gone. We have begun to live isolation. Man has become more argumentative. In the name of progress it is eating into our life and lifestyle. In the past 50yrs we have travelled in time so fast, this journey should have taken us another million years. . .

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