Harkat presents Her letters
HER LETTERS is based on Rabindranath Tagore’s short story Streer Patra. It was written over a hundred years ago in 1914.
What is beautiful about the story is that it is contemporary. Which is also what makes it tragic since it reminds us how not much has changed in the last hundred years, in so far as how we treat women.
Bindu’s tragic story is relevant even today in our times. Mrinal writes a letter to her husband while on a pilgrimage for which her husband does not accompany her. She realizes soon how she had become bound to her habits and revisits her relationship with Bindu. Was she her lover? We do not know. She does not make it clear to us or to her husband.
HER LETTERS as it was adapted was woven with narratives from the lives of the performers.
Sharmistha Saha is a theatre practitioner and researcher based in Mumbai. She trained herself in the theatre arts from School of Arts and Aesthetics, JNU and Freie Universität in Berlin. She has assisted and worked with the theatre director Eugenio Barba and his group Odin Theatret based in Holstebro, Denmark. Her recent production 'Her Letters' was commissioned by the Tagore Centre in Berlin.
Harkat Studios, Versova, Mumbai
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