Play reading takes centrestage

Aug 16, 2012, 11:48 IST | Dhara Vora

While public reading of plays have become popular in cities like New York, it might soon get revived among Mumbaikars as well. This week, attend theatre group Umang's session on play reading.

Sanjay Rathod, a member of Umang, speaks about it, “Due to the advent of the Internet, the number of people buying books and having discussions about theatrical texts has reduced, drastically. In order to preserve this art we started the Jaydev Rangsamvad Manch where different texts are discussed at every session.


Actress Rohini Hattangadi at the first reading session

” Dinesh Shetty, the secretary of the group, named the event after his teacher, the late theatre director Jaydev Hattangadi. This week, the group will be reading playwright Vijay Tendulkar’s autobiography, Te Divas. The session will be hosted by theatre artiste Hemant Hazare. They have previously had readings of Marathi and Hindi plays including Munshi Premchand’s Bade Bhaisahab.

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