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March 3, 2009
From Midnight Honesty at Noon:
World Theatre Day isn’t about creating a global theatre experience. It’s about celebrating the local theatre experience globally. World Theatre Day is an acknowledgement that we are all doing this thing that we love.
And the internet allows us to share those local celebrations and revel in the fact that we’re not alone in our pursuit, and that no matter how many times they try to prove it to us mathematically, theatre is not dead.
Read the entire post here.
February 28, 2009
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Prapancha Nataka Dinotsavam. It’s how you’d say World Theatre Day in India. According to “The Hindu” which bills itself as the online edition of India’s national news paper,
The State government will organise drama competitions in all districts in the State on April 16 on the occasion of ‘Prapancha Nataka Dinotsavam’ (World Theatre Day).
They may have a different date for World Theatre Day, but we are glad to see that they are celebrating!
February 27, 2009
Coleman has teamed up with the Next Stage blog to throw a World Theatre Day party. “Everyone’s invited,” she exclaims. To kick it off, they have created a new blog for people to exchange ideas about how to mark the day.
This is all great in theory, but there does seem to be something paradoxical about the idea of a World Theatre Day. After all, it is true that great art should be able to reach across cultural and geographical divides. But theatre, as a live and communal event, is something that cannot easily be separated from the location in which it takes place. As such, it is surely impossible to create any kind of meaningful theatrical experience which can be shared by people around the world. But maybe we should just wait until 27 March and see what happens.
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