June 1999. Editor: Anjum Katyal
In April this year, STQ was invited to participate in the fifth international Performance Studies conference held at Wales, U.K,—a vast gathering of over 400 experts, scholars, researchers, academics, graduate students, performance artists, theatre directors and practitioners. The benefit of the conference, quite apart from the stimulation of seeing a widely differing variety of contemporary performance/theatre approaches and styles, was that it turned out to be an extremely valuable source of assessment and evaluation for STQ. It helped us understand STQ's difference from most other performance/ theatre journals in terms of its relationshiop both with the field it serves, and with the world of academia and theory.
CONTENTS A Playwright of Human Relationships An Interview with Mahesh Elkunchwar A Feminist Retrieval of a Silenced History God Has Changed His Name By Way of Introduction... Avanthi Meduri Can the Devadasi Speak? Issues of Feminist Representation and Feminist Form A Discussion Evaluating the Experience: Koothu-p-pattarai Discusses God Has Changed His Name The Colour Of Feminism: Medeamaterial At The New York Fringe Festival 1998 Fawzia Afzal-Khan The Many Faces of the Bahurupi Biren Das Sharma Extensions: A Playscript Smita Nirula Theatre Log Sundari: An Actor Prepares Dr Amrita Shodhan Outcaste Eternal Vasanthi Sankaranarayanan Download the complete issue here