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20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav concludes
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 DIBRUGARH, Feb 11 - The 20th Bharat Rang Mahotsav organised by the National School of Drama at India Club & Theatrical Institute here concluded yesterday evening.

The closing ceremony was followed by a Bengali play, Shuka, written and directed by Tamojit Roy. The storyline of the play is set in the evening before the great war of Kurukshetra in Mahabharata. The place of occurrence is Badrikashrama, where Vyasa, along with his son Shuka and four other disciples, is engaged in teaching the Vedas and Upanishads.

The seven-day long festival in Dibrugarh included three foreign plays from Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Poland. The foreign plays that were staged included My Sweet Rotten Heritance (English: Playwright and Director: Anasuya Subasinghe), King Oedipus (Bengali; Playwright: Sophocles; Director: Ashim Das), Zemsta (Revenge) (Polish; Playwright: Aleksandar Fredro; Director: Henryk Talar).

The other plays that were staged included Bhou (Assamese; Playwright and Director: Pranjal K Saikia), Bubbles In The River (Bengali; Playwright: Hemanta Kr. Bora; Director: Sahidul Haque), Veendum Bhagavante Maranam (Malayalam; Playwright: K R Meera; Director: Hazim Amaravila) and Shuka (Bengali; Playwright and Director: Tamojit Roy). The festival also included a ‘Living Legend’ session by Ratan Thiyam and a ‘Master Class’ session by Bharat Sharma. The festival in Dibrugarh was inaugurated on February 4.

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