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Jatinder Verma

JATINDER VERMA  

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Jatinder Verma was born in East Africa of Indian parents. He came to Britain as part of the Exodus of Kenyan Asians in 1968, at the age of 14. He founded Tara Arts Group with friends as a response to racial tensions during the summer of 1976. Under his direction Tara Arts has developed a distinctive style which imaginatively draws upon Indian and other Asian theatrical practices, without ever slavishly imitating them. In addition to his theatre work, he frequently lectures at educational institutions and conferences in Britain and abroad on Asian Theatre.

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2001: A Ramayan Odyssey         Bourgeois Gentilhomme,The         Cyrano de Bergerac         Danton's Death         Diwaali         England, Your England         Fuse         Garba         Ghostdancing         Hear Ranjha         Inkalaab, 1919         Inkalaab, 1919, Version 2         Jhansi         Journey To The West         Kanjoos - The Mise         Karna And Kunti         Little Clay Cart, The         Oedipus the King         Playing The Flame         Revelations         Troilus and Cressida         Yes, Memsahib



2001: A Ramayan Odyssey

Synopsis:
Two great heroes exiled from their countries come together - Odysseus and Rama

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Bourgeois Gentilhomme,The

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Moliere Adaptation

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Bridge Lane, London    1994

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Tara Arts

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Cyrano de Bergerac

Synopsis:
This new version of Edmond Rostand's classic play Cyrano de Bergerac is set in thirties India, where Cyrano pursues his love for Roxanne in an Asian setting.

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Original Playwright - Edmond Rostand. Adapted By Jatinder Verma And Ranjit Bolt

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Danton's Death

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From Georg Buchne

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Shaw, London    1989

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Diwaali

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England, Your England

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Vilayat

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Fuse

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Garba

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Ghostdancing

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from Zola's Therese Raquin

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Tamasha Theatre Company

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Hear Ranjha

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Inkalaab, 1919

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Inkalaab, 1919, Version 2

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Jhansi

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Journey To The West

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Kanjoos - The Mise

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Molieres classic comedy Kanjoos (Hindi for miser) is transported from 17thC France to modern India. In the money-mad maelstrom of modern Mumbai lurks Harjinder makhi choos ("flea-sucking miser"). A man obsessed with hoarding his wealth according to Gandhian principles of relentless self-sacrifice. He hates spending money, whether on his household or his children, who are desperate for marriage and the fashionable Bolly life-style of Mumbai. This new version of Moliere's classic farce is a comedy for our times.

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Original Playwright - Moliere. Adapted by Hardeep Singh Kohli & Jatinder Verma from a literal translation by Patricia Dreyfus

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Tara Arts

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Karna And Kunti

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Little Clay Cart, The

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Oedipus the King

Synopsis:
Revival

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Tara Arts, London    1991

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Playing The Flame

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Revelations

Synopsis:
Maps the passage of three generations of 20th century Asians from India to Africa to England. Revalations looks at what it means to be young and Asian in Britain today.

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Third part of Tara Art's Journey to the West Trilogy

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Brady Centre, London    2000

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Tara Arts

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Troilus and Cressida

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From Shakespeare

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BAC, London >>>    1993

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Tara Arts

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Yes, Memsahib

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