Ranjan Ghoshal as Rabindranath Tagore in Crisis of Civilization: A Journey with Tagore
February 25, 2012 (Washington Bangla Radio / Penning Creations) On
the 24th of February, Kolkata witnessed the performance of Crisis of
Civilization: A journey with Tagore by Jagriti theatre Bangalore.
Directed by Jagadish Raja, this was a tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on
his 150th birth anniversary.
Instead of following the clichéd path of staging a play written by
Tagore, the group made an effort to bring the ideology of the great
personality in front of the audience. Normally people know Tagore for
his literary contributions but the facets of this visionary as an
educationist, statesman and philosopher have been thrown light upon
through this event.
This was a theatrical representation of “Sobhyotar Sonkat”, a speech
delivered by the stalwart on his 80th birthday. In this speech Tagore
expressed his concerns on the several fallacies that come with the
advancement of civilization.
WBRi attended the theater production and presents a report.