Kalagora: Wasafiri/ Camden People’s Theatre
Kalagora the book was recently reviewed by Charles Beckett in Wasafiri, the journal of international contemporary writing. Below are excerpts:
There is a sense of an Odyssean voyage, a continuous exile, full of temptation and danger [...] This is a collection that is always dramatic, always in tune with the sensational possibilities of language and the spectacular turn of phrase [...] fusing cities together and describing a planet that is globally interconnected and globally aware.
The new issue of Wasafiri also has Siddhartha’s interview with poet, musician and librettist Jeet Thayil on his debut, Booker-shortlisted, novel Narcopolis.
And here’s another great review of Kalagora the play (‘one of the stand-out spoken word shows of last year’s Edinburgh Fringe’) at Camden People’s Theatre by Isabelle Koy-Dibly in Plays to See:
[...] the writing is superb, yet the play’s true skill lies in Bose’s deliverance of this script. As a performer, Bose incorporates an array of voices and physical movements to depict the multiple personas he meets upon his journey [...] While this is a one-man performance, his ability to transform into a range of characters truly heightens the authentic and multi-dimensional nature of this play.
Read the full review here
Posted April 30, 2012
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