Bohurupee

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Bohurupee
Char Adhyay Bohurupee.jpg
A scene from Char Adhyay (1951)[1] a play staged by Bohurupee.
Formation 1948
Type Theatre group
Location
Notable members Sombhu Mitra, Tripti Mitra, Kumar Roy[2]

Bohurupee is a Bengali premier theater group. Bohurupee was founded in 1948[3] by several active members who left the Indian People's Theatre Association. The group was created to present the experimental Bengali drama in unusual form.[4]

Early days[edit]

After breaking away from Indian People's Theatre Association, prominent Bengali theater personalities like Sombhu Mitra, Bijon Bhattacharya created Bohurupee in 1948. The group came into prominence as a composite drama form. This period was a period of struggle for Bohurupee.[4] Between 1950 to 1958 they directed multiple important plays. They staged Rabindranath Tagore's play 'Char Adhyay' in 1951. In 1958 they stage another work of Tagore - Raktakaravi.[4] In Putulkhela (1958), which was a depiction of Ibsen's Doll's House, Bohurupee touched a sensitive contemporary issue in bold manner.

Selected plays[edit]

  • Char Adhyay (1951).
  • Raktakaravi (1954).
  • Putulkhela (1958).
  • Visarjan (1961).
  • Dasachakra (1962).
  • Raja Oidipous (1964).
  • Raja (1964).
  • Chop! Adalat Cholche (1971).
  • Dakghar (1973).
  • Ghare Baire (1974).
  • Mrichchhakatika (1979).
  • Galileo (1980).
  • Rajdarsan (1982).
  • Aguner pakhi (1984).
  • Mr. Kakatuya (1987).
  • Kinu Kaharer Thetar (1988).
  • Nabanna (1989).

Awards[edit]

  • Airlines Cultural Organisation - Kolkata - Contribution to Bengali Theater
  • Anya Theater - Kolkata - Distinguished Theater personality Natya Swapnakalpa - 2004
  • Dishari - Kolkata - Best Actor - Nisiddha Thikana - 2004

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bohurupee productions". Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  2. ^ "A life devoted to theatre". Times of India. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  3. ^ "Bohurupee 61". Telegraph. Retrieved 8 March 2012. 
  4. ^ a b c Johri, Meera (2010). Greatness of spirit : profiles of Indian Magsaysay Award winners. Delhi: Rajpal & Sons. pp. 59–60. ISBN 8170288584. 

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