2001. “ Renaissance o Tiner tOloar”. Paschimbanga. 34:1-2. Utpal Dutta SOMron SONkha. (pp.91-100). Ministry of Information & Culture, Govt. of West Bengal.
English Abstract: Utpal Dutt not only revealed the conditions of actors/actresses of private commercial theater in the backdrop of the late 19th C. mercantile capitalism or the creative endeavor preconditioned by the private sponsorship, he also unveiled the overall political economy of the then Bengal. The narrative of the play, “tiner taloar” has toppled down the notion of much proclaimed Bengal Renaissance, which itself is a mimicry of its European counterpart. Utpal Dutt’s concept of revolutionary theatre also played a planned self-avowed role through the metaphor of irreal sword used in ‘realistic’ theater. Thus, this n-layered play has achieved the distinctive features of epic theater.
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Keywords: mimicry of overdetermination, hybridity, Myth of Bengal Renaissance, irreal, simulation, revolutionary and epic theater
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