Rehearsing for Life
  • Release Date : 09 March 2018
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Genre : Social Science
  • Pages : 287 pages
  • ISBN 13 : 9781108641036
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Download or read book entitled Rehearsing for Life by author: Monica Mottin which was release on 09 March 2018 and published by Cambridge University Press with total page 287 pages . This book available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle Format. This work examines the production and performance of theatrical activities aimed at bringing about social change in both development and political intervention in Nepal. If everyday social problems can be both represented and challenged through drama-based performances, then what differentiates street theatre performed in planned development from street theatre performed within social and political movements? This multi-sited ethnography attempts to answer this question by following the works of Aarohan Theatre – a Kathmandu-based professional company, performing both loktantrik natak (theatre for democracy) in the context of the 2005–06 popular movement, and kachahari natak (forum theatre) for development projects. The analysis then extends to the forum theatre produced by one of Aarohan's partner groups, the Kamlari Natak Samuha – a Tharu grass-roots activist organization based in Deukhuri Valley (West Nepal) campaigning against indentured child labour.