Kaamdeo ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna (The Love God’s Own, A Spring Time Dream) (Tanvir, 1993)

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Kaamdeo ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna (The Love God’s Own, A Spring Time Dream)

Kaamdeo ka Apna Basant Ritu ka Sapna (The Love God’s Own, A Spring Time Dream) was translated and adapted by Habib Tanvir from William Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream and is an adaptation in the nacha theatre form.

Professor Jyotsna Singh delivered a paper at the 2004 Stanford Shakespeare in Asia event. Here is an abridged version of the paper entitled “Traveling Shakespeares in India : The genesis of Habib Tanvir’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream.”

Video of performance took place on 24 Feb. 2001 at the Nataka Bharathi 2001 Shakespeare on Indian Stage, national theatre festival and seminar at Kasargode, Kerala, India, 24 Feb – 2 March 2001, in association with the Kerala Sangeetha Nataka Akademi.

Performance is discussed in “‘Folk Shakespeare’: the Performance of Shakespeare in Traditional Indian Theatre Forms,” in India’s Shakespeare: Translation, Interpretation and Performance, ed. Poonam Trivedi and Dennis Bartholomeusz, Newark: U of Delaware Press and New Delhi: Pearson, 2005.

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  • Sudha Shastri says:

    Hi, I was delighted to come across this website as I am presenting a paper on Kamdev ka Apna. However I am unable to watch these clips, despite having updated plug-ins on my computer. Alternative possibilities that you might be able to suggest for me to watch most welcome, Thank you, Sudha Shastri

  • Thanks for your comment. May I suggest you use Firefox or Safari with QuickTime plugin? I just tested it again and this page with the video does work. Another possibility may be that your Internet Service Provider or your particularly country and location have blocked your ability to watch this video. Censorship is always an issue.

    • Sudha Shastri says:

      Hi, thanks – I just saw your response, thank you. I downloaded Quicktime on my pc, but I find that after trying to connect to the clips, the link gets disconnected after a few minutes. No, neither IIT Bombay from where I am accessing this, nor my country (India) has censored access.