The second of Motley’s series of presentations of Hindustani stories on stage, concerns the word ‘obscene’. The story BU (Odour) by Saadat Hasan Manto and LIHAAF (The Quilt) by Ismat Chughtai, for which the writers were tried for obscenity at the Lahore High Court in the 1940’s are accompanied by Manto’s TITWAL KA KUTTA (The Dog of Titwal) one of the very few anti-war stories written in the sub-continent and Ismat Apa’s hilarious account of the Lahore obscenity trial UN BYAAHTAON KE NAAM (In the Name of those Married Women).
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BWW Previews: NASEERUDDIN SHAH'S Motley Theatre Celebrates 40 Years
July 01, 2019
40 years and 42 productions later Motley productions showcases some of the finest in Indian theatre
Motley Celebrates 40 Years
July 01, 2019
The idea of Motley was born in a small coffee house in Lucknow in 1978 when Naseeruddin Shah & Benjamin Gilani decided to produce plays that they were curious about. They decided to go with Samuel Beckett's Waiting for Godot, though they had no clue as to how to go about it. Godot was in rehearsal for nearly a year and finally opened on July 29th at the newly inaugurated Prithvi Theatre, under the banner of Majma, Om Puri's fledgling company. This was because we hadn't yet found a name for the group but by the next show we had decided on MOTLEY; only thing is that the next show was performed only a year and four months later!