Friday, 15 June 2012

Call Her A Witch (1996)

This play marks a turning point for the group. The bulk of scripting was done by members of the group and the cause was in our immediate surroundings. Aroused by newspaper/magazine reports of witch burning, the group - helped by the women’s group, SHAKTISHALINI, pursued many such cases and came up with this production dealing with the phenomenon of witch burning, women being burnt as witches to serve varying interests of patriarchal systems. To stress the universality of such exploitation we interacted with Dekker’s (late Renaissance) The Witch of Edmonton. Shows at SRC apart, this play was taken to many colleges in agreement with them. The British Council too commissioned a show of this play in February '97.

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