The Tenth Edition of Tata Literature Live! The Mumbai Litfest
Thu Nov 14, Fri Nov 15, Sat Nov 16, Sun Nov 17 2019

Conversations
Panel Discussions
Book Launches
Awards
Workshops

NCPA (South Mumbai)
St. Pauls Institute (Bandra)
Prithvi Theatre (Juhu)

Staging Life

Panel Discussions
  • Sunday, 17th Nov
  • 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm
  • Godrej Theatre - NCPA

Anthropologists study people. So do playwrights. They are able to capture an emotional truth rather than just a scientific truth. They can make the exotic, familiar; and the familiar, exotic. The work of both playwright and anthropologist is set against a specific backdrop or background. As the anthropologist documents peoples, rituals and traditions, the playwright communicates the complexities of human beings and behaviour. However, playwrights also have the responsibility to be truthful to the people they represent.

Panelists : Andrew Bovell, Bruce Guthrie, Purva Naresh
Chair : Yuki Ellias

 

  • Andrew Bovell

    Australia
  • Purva Naresh

    India
  • Yuki Ellias

    India
  • Bruce Guthrie

    India