Stage & Theatre articles


Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Van Gogh paintings stolen from Amsterdam found in Italy

Italian police have recovered two Van Gogh paintings stolen during a dramatic raid on an Amsterdam museum in 2002, reports BBC. The works were recovered from the Naples mafia, they said. The Van Gogh museum in Amsterdam said the works were found during a “massive, continuing investigation” by Italian prosecutors and organised crime officials. The […]

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Poet Rafik Azad hospitalized

Entertainment Desk DHAKA : Rafik Azad, one of the most prolific and versatile poets of the country, was shifted to Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) on Friday from Anwar Khan Medical College Hospital at Dhanmondi in the capital for better treatment. The poet has been kept at the intensive care unit of BSMMU Hospital […]

Nawazuddin Siddiqui

Nawazuddin Siddiqui ‘Honoured’ by New York Fest Award

Actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui, who bagged the Best Actor award at the New York Indian Film Festival (NYIFF) for Haraamkhor, said that he feels honoured. “I’m feeling very honoured to have received such a prestigious award at a big festival like this one. Thanking all for love and support always,” Nawazuddin said in a statement. In […]

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‘American Idol’ to end after its 15th season

‘American Idol’, the most popular music reality show in U.S. television history, will end after its 15th season airs in January next year, Fox Television said on Monday. The show was once a ratings powerhouse for Fox, watched by more than 30 million viewers at its peak, but the popularity of the competition, which launched […]

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher joins American series ‘Sense8’

Veteran actor Anupam Kher has been roped in to be a part of the upcoming American sci-fi drama series ‘Sense8’, which will premiere on digital streaming service Netflix on June 5. The web TV series has created, written and executive-produced by ‘The Matrix’ trilogy creators Andy and Lana Wachowski and “Babylon 5” helmer J Michael […]


Weeklong photo exhibition begins at Drik Gallery

TBT Live Update: A photography exhibition titled  ‘Exile in Calcutta’ by German photographer Thomas Meyer began at city’s Drik Gallery on Tomorrow. The exhibition was jointly organised by Goethe-Institute Bangladesh and Drik, said a Drik press release on Today. Judith Mirschberger, the Director of Goethe-Institute Bangladesh, introduced the artist at the inauguration ceremony. Shahidul Alam, the […]


Fun Facts on William Shakespeare

1. Juliet was most likely played by a man because women were not allowed to act. 2. Shakespeare original title for Romeo and Juliet is ” The Most Excellent and Lamentable Tragedy of Romeo and Juliet.” 3. In November 1582, Shakespeare applied for a license to marry Anne Whateley. 4. Shakespeare wrote Romeo and Juliet […]


Masks in Greek Theatre

Masks and ritual The Greek term for mask is persona and was a significant element in the worship of Dionysus at Athens, likely used in ceremonial rites and celebrations. Most of the evidence comes from only a few vase paintings of the 5th century BC, such as one showing a mask of the god suspended […]

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Stage lighting

Watching plays in concert halls is definitely enjoyable especially when the technical aspects of the production are well prepared, such as the costumes, make-up, props, and sound. Aside from that, the act looks more realistic if there is proper illumination on the stage since this can help in setting the tone of each scene and […]

Black Box Theater

Black Box Theater

This theatre is also known as experimental theatre. Recent, consisting of a simple, somewhat unadorned performance space, usually a large square room with black walls and a flat floor. The concept of a building designed for flexible staging techniques can be attributed to Swiss designer Adolphe Appia, circa 1921, and instigated a half century of […]

Thrust stage

Thrust stage

Thrust stage is also known as a platform stage or open stage. Extends into the audience on three sides and is connected to the backstage area by its upstage end. Many of the works of Shakespeare were first performed on the thrust stage of theGlobe Theater and lendthemselves to such a stage design in modern […]

Theatre in the Round

Theatre in the Round

Theatre in the Round is also known as arena theatre. Any theatre space in which the audience surrounds the stage area is the round stage. In 1947, Margo Jones established America’s first professional theatre-in-the-round company. Theatre-in-the-round was common in ancient theatre, particularly that of Greece and Rome but was not widely explored again until the […]

Types of Theater Spaces

Proscenium Theater space whose primary feature is a large frame or arch (called the proscenium arch even though it is frequently nota rounded archway at all), which is located at or near the front of the stage. The audience directly faces the stage, which is typically raised several feet above front row audience level Originally […]


Theatre of Bangladesh

The presence of festivities in Bangladesh is all embracing and as old as time. The history of drama and its performance in Bangladesh is very old. In earlier days, dates back to almost a thousand years we had our rural open air performances, called Jatra. Which after so many years have crossed a long way […]


A Brief Time Line of Theatre

  Roman Theatre – It wasn’t until the third century that Roman theatre developed. Roman productions were originally based on religious festivals. Roman drama was souly based on the Roman gods and goddesses. The two great playwrights of this time were Plautus and Terence. Many Roman tragedies have been lost in time, but the tragedies […]