Acknowledgements Most of the material collected for documentation in this issue of STQ, had already been gathered when work for STQ 27/28 was in progress. We would like to acknowledge with deep gratitude the cooperation we have received from all the theatre directors featured in this issue. We would especially like to thank Shyamal Ghosh and Nilkantha Sengupta for providing a very interesting and rare set of photographs; Mohit Chattopadhyay, Bibhash Chakraborty and Asit Bose for patiently answering our queries; Alok Deb of Pratikriti for providing us the produdion details of Kenaram Becha ram; Abhijit Kar Gupta of Chokh, who has readily answered/ provided the correct sources. We are also grateful to Samik Bandyopadhyay for allowing us to use material from his personal collection of theatre brochures, photographs and memorabilia. We thank Debashish Roy Chowdhury of Natya Shodh Sansthan for being so prompt in answering our queries.
CONTENTS 'My Kind of theatre is for the people' Kumar Roy 'And through the poetry we found a new direction' Shyamal Ghosh Minority Culture, Universal Voice Rudraprasad Sengupta 'A different kind of confidence and strength' Asit Mukherjee Falling in Love with Theatre Arun Mukherjee 'Your own language, your own style' Bibhash Chakraborty 'That tiny cube of space' Manoj Mitra 'A theatre idiom of my own' Asit Bose The Totality of Theatre Nilkantha Sengupta Conversations Appendix I Notes on Classic Playtexts Appendix II Notes on major Bengali Productions 1944 - 2000 Theatrelog Download the complete issue here