Monday, February 28, 2005

Reading-Day2

Day 2 of the reading of evam Indrajit and as all of us sat around, there were a few more people from the previous day, as Pavi and Karuna(the overall team leads for Barefoot in the Park) had also joined us. The reading started with Bhagyam reassigning different people to read the lines of the different characters. Act two started and with most of the setting the same as the first reading, we all participated in the reading.End of act two and there was a minor pause, where some of the roles were reassigned.With this done, we plunged into act three. At the end of the reading, Bhagyam asked everybody as to what they thought about the two acts which had been read. Some interesting views were thrown up with some people thinking that there was a lot of redundancy in act two and three. The reason for this, some felt was that in act one Indrajit was questioning what he saw around him but it seemed to have been overdone in act two and act three. The question of how to approach people with this play seemed to polarise the team into two where some felt that we should just let people come and watch and decide for themselves whereas there were others who felt that we should let the audience know about the gravity of the play. In the end, we all split with homework from Bhagyam to read the script and suggest what we would like to add or remove...should make for an interesting second reading.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey all,
Thanks Sunil-kk for asking me to come and read the play Evam Indrajeet. It was nice to meet up again on the roof top. Also saw couple of new faces. Pleasure to meet Bhagyam. I enjoyed the reading. In the second round of reading..i did indrajeets part. This definetly is a very different theme compared to the previous evam plays.

i have just done the first reading, second being tmrw. I gather so far that indrajeet represents that rebelious or maybe risk taking or maybe that entrepreneurial trait in all of us that we fear to explore or bring out. Why would one want to do the same things as others? Life can be more interesting than study, work, family. Why do expectations have to be rules?

We gave our views on the play. Most part of the talk was on the length of act 1. The time the director has taken to show that for some people life is mundane or to establish the characters. But i remember reading for the Odd couple and many people felt the beginning was "boring" ...but it actually ended up as one of the most entertaining part. Thanks to vinnie...he he...

I cant wait to read the next couple of acts and understand what the writer is trying to get to. What is he thinking? What does he want us to think?

Thats it...
MANOJ

March 09, 2005 5:33 pm  
Blogger Vinod said...

Hey, nice blog! Now, I'm an engineering student here in Chennai and very interested in theatre. I would really like to get involved in some way. What would be the best way to go about it?

April 02, 2005 10:48 am  
Blogger Remo said...

Hi Vinod,

If u r really interested, don't say u want to involve, just say u want to dedicate and that's the way to go about it.

I wanted to dedicate myself to this group, i met kk and sunil, but couldn't find myself in a position to dedicate.

July 12, 2005 4:35 pm  

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