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Chronicles from Kashmir: An Annotated, Multimedia Script

Chronicles from Kashmir: An Annotated, Multimedia Script Nandita Dinesh
Paperback ISBN: 978-1-80064-017-7 £23.95
Hardback ISBN: 978-1-80064-018-4 £33.95
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‘What is happening in Kashmir?’

Chronicles from Kashmir explores this question through a site-adaptive 24-hour theatrical performance. Developed between 2013 and 2018 by the Ensemble Kashmir Theatre Akademi and Nandita Dinesh, the play uses a durational, promenade format to immerse its audience within a multitude of perspectives on life in Kashmir. From a wedding celebration that is interrupted by curfew, to schoolboys divided by policing strategies, and soldiers struggling with a toxic mixture of boredom and trauma, Chronicles from Kashmir uses performance, installation and collaborative creation to grapple with Kashmir’s conflicts through the lenses of outsiders, insiders, and everyone in between.

Due to varying degrees of censorship and suppression, the play has not been performed live since 2017. This book is, therefore, an attempt to keep Chronicles from Kashmir alive by including filmed scenes, a script, contextual questions, a glossary, and illuminating introductions by Nandita Dinesh and EKTA founder Bhawani Bashir Yasir. A valuable Open Access resource for practitioners, educators and students of performance and conflict, this book is also stimulating reading for anybody who has asked, ‘What is happening in Kashmir?’

This playscript includes:
  • Twenty filmed scenes of the play in performance
  • A range of contextual questions to stimulate discussion on staging site-adaptive theatre in places of conflict
  • A helpful glossary


Chronicles from Kashmir: An Annotated, Multimedia Script
Nandita Dinesh
252 pp. |  7" x 10" (178 x 254 mm) | September 2020
Applied Theatre Praxis Series, Vol. 2 | ISSN: 2515-0758 (Print); 2515-0766 (Online)
ISBN Paperback: 9781800640177
ISBN Hardback: 9781800640184
ISBN Digital (PDF): 9781800640191
ISBN Digital ebook (epub): 9781800640207
ISBN Digital ebook (mobi): 9781800640214
ISBN Digital (XML): 9781800640221
DOI: 10.11647/OBP.0223
Subject Codes: BIC: AN (Theatre studies), ANF (Theatre direction and production), JH (Sociology and anthropology), JPWS (Armed conflict), JWXK (War crimes), 1FKA (India); BISAC: DRA005000 (DRAMA / Asian / General), SOC002010  (SOCIAL SCIENCE / Anthropology / Cultural & Social), SOC053000 (SOCIAL SCIENCES/ Regional Studies).

Contents

Videos: Chronicles from Kashmir

GLOSSARY

Summaries and Deconstructions Download
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The Schedule Download
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The Journey Begins Download
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Scene 0: Framing the Experience Download
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Scene One: The Experiment Download
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Scene Two: The Departure Download
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Scene Three: The Man & the Woman Download
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INSTALLATION A Download
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Scene Four: The Artists Download
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Scene Five: The Puppets Download
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INSTALLATION A Download
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Scene Six: The Incarcerated Download
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Scene Seven: The Soldiers Download
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Scene Eight: The Argumentation Cultures Download
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The First Coalition Download
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Scene Nine: The Sikhs Download
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Scene Ten: The Apples Download
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INSTALLATION A Download
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The Second Coalition Download
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Scene Eleven: The Village-City Love Affair Download
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A WEDDING and a CURFEWED NIGHT Download
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Scene Twelve: The Mirrors & a Poetic Lament Download
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The Third Coalition Download
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Scene Thirteen: The Pelters Download
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Scene Fourteen: The Banalities Download
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Scene Fifteen: The Time Download
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INSTALLATION A Download
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Scene Sixteen: The Women Download
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Scene Seventeen: The Game Show Download
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INSTALLATION A Download
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Scene Eighteen: The Hideout Download
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Scene Nineteen: The Return Download
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Scene Twenty: The Seesaws Download
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Scene Twenty-One: The Disappeared & the Police Download
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Scene Twenty-Two: The Hope Download
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The Last Coalition Download
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Bibliography

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