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(19*-) Distinguished Indian director. ** He was brought to South Africa by [[Union Artists]] to mount [[Rabindranath Tagore]]’s ''[[King of the Dark Chamber]]'' in 1961. It starred Indian stars [[Surya Kumari]] and [[Baskhar]] and opened in Durban before playing at the [[Wits University Great Hall]].
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[[Krishna Shah]] (1938-2013) [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Krishna_Shah]. Distinguished American/Gujarati film and theatre director.
 
 
  
 
== Biography ==
 
== Biography ==
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Quoted out of a programme of ''[[Sponono]]'' staged from February 20th, 1963 and performed by [[Union Artists]] production:
 
Quoted out of a programme of ''[[Sponono]]'' staged from February 20th, 1963 and performed by [[Union Artists]] production:
 
'Two directors are cited for their experimental work in India, Satyajit Ray of Calcutta for his films, and the young director, Krishna Shah of Bombay, for his stage plays. Mr. Shah graduated from the Indian Academy of Dramatic Art and became a leading actor on the professional stage. Turning to directing he staged ''Kadam Milake Chalo'' in Bombay where it is still running after four years. In 1958 the play won the first prize in the State Drama Competition and he was named best director of the year. Sponsored by the Indian National Theatre, he went to the United States to study and survey Western trends in Drama. As the winner of an international scholarship he studied and taught at Iowa University. He directed ''King of the Dark Chamber'' in New York where it received rave notices and ran for a year. In 1961 Union Artists brought him to South Africa where his production of this play enjoyed an enthusiastic reception.'
 
'Two directors are cited for their experimental work in India, Satyajit Ray of Calcutta for his films, and the young director, Krishna Shah of Bombay, for his stage plays. Mr. Shah graduated from the Indian Academy of Dramatic Art and became a leading actor on the professional stage. Turning to directing he staged ''Kadam Milake Chalo'' in Bombay where it is still running after four years. In 1958 the play won the first prize in the State Drama Competition and he was named best director of the year. Sponsored by the Indian National Theatre, he went to the United States to study and survey Western trends in Drama. As the winner of an international scholarship he studied and taught at Iowa University. He directed ''King of the Dark Chamber'' in New York where it received rave notices and ran for a year. In 1961 Union Artists brought him to South Africa where his production of this play enjoyed an enthusiastic reception.'
 
== Training ==
 
 
 
 
== Career ==
 
 
  
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
 
==Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance==
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He was brought to South Africa by [[Union Artists]] to mount Rabindranath Tagore]’s ''[[King of the Dark Chamber]]'' in 1961. It starred Indian stars Surya Kumari and Baskhar and opened in Durban before playing at the [[Wits University Great Hall]].
  
 
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He directed a production of ''[[Sponono]]'' in 1963.
== Awards, etc ==
 
 
 
 
 
  
 
== Sources ==
 
== Sources ==
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[[ESAT Bibliography Tra-Tz|Tucker]], 1997.
  
 
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Programme of the play ''[[Sponono]]'' staged in February 1963. Programme sponsored by The OK Bazaars.
Go to [[South African Theatre/Bibliography]]
 
 
 
Tucker 1997.
 
  
 
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Latest revision as of 10:49, 18 December 2019

Krishna Shah (1938-2013) [1]. Distinguished American/Gujarati film and theatre director.

Biography

Quoted out of a programme of Sponono staged from February 20th, 1963 and performed by Union Artists production: 'Two directors are cited for their experimental work in India, Satyajit Ray of Calcutta for his films, and the young director, Krishna Shah of Bombay, for his stage plays. Mr. Shah graduated from the Indian Academy of Dramatic Art and became a leading actor on the professional stage. Turning to directing he staged Kadam Milake Chalo in Bombay where it is still running after four years. In 1958 the play won the first prize in the State Drama Competition and he was named best director of the year. Sponsored by the Indian National Theatre, he went to the United States to study and survey Western trends in Drama. As the winner of an international scholarship he studied and taught at Iowa University. He directed King of the Dark Chamber in New York where it received rave notices and ran for a year. In 1961 Union Artists brought him to South Africa where his production of this play enjoyed an enthusiastic reception.'

Contribution to SA theatre, film, media and/or performance

He was brought to South Africa by Union Artists to mount Rabindranath Tagore]’s King of the Dark Chamber in 1961. It starred Indian stars Surya Kumari and Baskhar and opened in Durban before playing at the Wits University Great Hall.

He directed a production of Sponono in 1963.

Sources

Tucker, 1997.

Programme of the play Sponono staged in February 1963. Programme sponsored by The OK Bazaars.

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