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Rastriya Nachghar and its discontents

When the Gurukul Theatre was dissolved in 2012, many thought it sounded the death knell for private theatres in the Valley. Led by playwright Sunil Pokharel, Gurukul had become an institution, producing plays, training actors and helping popularise Nepali theatre. There were fears among the public that with the closing down of Gurukul, the nascent theatre scene in Kathmandu might collapse. These fears turned out to be unfounded. Since then, the theatre scene in Kathmandu has boomed, with Sarwanam, Mandala, Shilpee, and new entrants Kunja and Kausi churning out quality plays on a regular basis. Rastriya Nachghar and its discontents
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Timothy Aryal
Published at : August 18, 2018
Updated at : August 18, 2018 17:36

Timothy Aryal

Timothy Aryal is a reporter covering culture, arts and politics. He was formerly a theatre critic and deputy editor with National News desk.


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