Thursday, 17 September 2015

Street theatre - Teatro di strada - सड़क का नाटक

Rehearsal of street theatre, Nampula, Mozambique - Images by Sunil Deepak
Rehearsal of street theatre, Nampula, Mozambique - Images by Sunil Deepak
Rehearsal of street theatre, Nampula, Mozambique - Images by Sunil Deepak

Nampula, Mozambique: Governmental and non-governmental organisations often use street theatre for creating public awareness. It was the rehearsal for a street theatre. Its objective was to provide information about a health programme. However I felt that their message about women's rights was not appropriate. The play showed that because the wife did not take proper care of her husband when he was sick, when he was cured he had the right to get married to another woman. When I saw these old pictures, I remembered my discussions with the writer and actors of this group.

नमपूला, मोज़ाम्बीकः जनचेतना के लिए विभिन्न सरकारी व गैरसरकारी संस्थाएँ सड़क के नाटकों का आयोजन करती हैं. वैसे ही एक सड़क के नाटक की रिहर्सल हो रही थी जिसका उद्देश्य था स्वास्थ्य सम्बन्धी जानकारी देना. लेकिन मेरे विचार में उनकी कहानी में नारी अधिकारों के बारे में जो संदेश दिया गया, वह कुछ अटपटा सा था. नाटक का कहना था कि चूँकि पत्नी ने अपने बीमार पति की ठीक से देखभाल नहीं की, जब पति ठीक हो गया तो उसका पहली पत्नी को छोड़ कर दूसरा विवाह करना ठीक था. पुरानी तस्वीरों को देखा तो इस नाटक के लेखक और अभिनेताओं से हुई बहस याद आ गयी!

Nampula, Mozambico: Le organizzazioni governative e non, spesso organizzano teatro di strada per informare il pubblico. Ero alle prove di uno di questi teatri. Il suo obbiettivo era quello di dare informazioni su un programma sanitario. Ma pensavo che il suo messaggio riguardo i diritti delle donne non era appropriato. Dicevano che se la moglie non ha preso buona cura del suo marito quando lui era ammalato, quando lui guarisce è giusto che prende la seconda moglie. Mentre guardavo le vecchie foto, mi sono ricordato delle discussioni avute con lo scrittore e gli attori di questo gruppo.



  1. Nice to know what the play was about as well as to look at the pictures

    1. Thanks David. Images can be strong anchors for memories that otherwise would be lost! :)


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