KitabKhana and Junoon - A stage for Theatre invite you for "Will Shakespeare Kill You?" by Vickram Kapadia on 15th May ,2015

5:30 pm

Dear Readers,
Day: Friday.
Date: 15th May,2015
Time:5:30 pm
Venue: KitabKhana.
About  Vickram Kapadia,
Theatrewallah Vickram Kapadia was trained by Pearl Padamsee since the age of eight, and has been a part of the theatre community for almost 3 decades, as director, actor, writer and film maker.
In 1981 Vickram graduated from the Actors' Studio in Bombay. He continued to gain experience through workshops by overseas experts such as Peter Brook, Edward Argent, Janet Suzmann and others as well as from Indian stalwarts such as Habib Tanvir, Naseeruddin Shah, Satyadev Dubey and N. Muthuswamy.
He also believes that he was supported in many ways, both direct and oblique by his intensive education in dance. He has been a student of western classical ballet and ballroom dance for several years under Tushna Dallas. He has learnt tap dancing from Oscar Unger and has also had training in Jazz from Farida Pedder. His dance performances include "Life Force," a modern dance for the Bombay Arts Festival.
His several stage performances include THE GOOD DOCTOR (1984), EVAM INDRAJIT (1986), AS YOU LOVE IT (1987), THE CAINE MUTINY COURT MARTIAL (1993) and TUGHLAQ (1994). His directorial ventures include Pirandello's SIX CHARACTERS IN SEARCH OF AN AUTHOR (1987), AR Gurney's THE DINING ROOM (1989), Murray Schisgal's THE TYPISTS (1990) and Makrand Deshpande's MUSK MAIDEN (1999). Besides other plays, he has co-directed Shakespeare's Julius Caesar (1992) with Naseeruddin Shah.
Vickram is also one of the few contemporary playwrights writing original Indian English plays. His BLACK WITH EQUAL (2002), a two-act black comedy is one of his best known plays. The play has been recently published by the Sahitya Akademi. In September 2002 he was invited by the Royal Court Theatre, London for a residential workshop for playwrights at Vasind.
In the area of light design too Vickram has had experience by lighting plays directed by Vijaya Mehta, Rahul Da Cunha, Naushil Mehta, Rehaan Engineer and others. In the summer of 2001 he toured the United States and Canada as a technical director for Vijaya Mehta's production of PURUSH. He says that his work in the allied art of stage lighting has further enhanced his understanding of stagecraft and theatre.
About the session ,
What has made Shakespeare's plays last through the ages? Why do people across the world relate to his work? What role does his prose play if the script is set in modern times?
Vickram Kapadia - actor, director and playwright - shares his deep love for Shakespeare through his experiences and work.
In this session, Vickram opens up the so-called 'heavy' world of Shakespeare by offering us a wonderfully fresh perspective. He talks about how the great playwright's works have a universal and timeless quality to them. He explains why it is important for him to retain the lyrical beauty of Shakespearean prose in his own plays. And he shares the delight of adapting these scripts, setting them in a contemporary context, making them accessible and feeling the impact of Shakespeare's work, just the same.
Join us for a fascinating Mumbai Local that takes Shakespeare out of the past and places him firmly in the present.


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