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    Redressing history

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 24/11/2016

    » Two new plays have examined the notion of 'justice'. One digs into the political history of Chile and Thailand, the other takes us inside an American jury room

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    The 'scene', in all its glory

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 28/12/2017

    » It was a busy year for Thai theatre. Life highlights a few trends and picks the best productions of 2017

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    A story for our times

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 07/09/2017

    » Under oppressive regimes, artists are often forced to turn true stories into metaphors or disguise them in the stories of others to escape censorship, or much worse fates. The atmosphere of fear and the sense of stagnation perpetuated by such rule can have such insidious effects that the practice of wrapping true stories in the safe veil of the cryptic sometimes crosses into self-censorship and becomes habit-forming.

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    Dragon's Heart returns

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 26/08/2016

    » Musicals about the lives of Thai defenders of democracy and human rights have come to define director and playwright Pradit Prasartthong's body of work since he founded the Anatta Theatre Troupe in 2012. He's imagined the intimate and personal moments of the late writer Sriburapa, first lady Poonsuk Banomyong and former rector of Thammasat University and Free Thai Movement member Puey Ungphakorn.

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    The historical made personal

    Life, Amitha Amranand, Published on 06/10/2016

    » We don't know where they are -- a man and a woman, he in a white three-piece suit, she in a white wedding gown. Soon we find out that they don't know where they are either. Then we find out who they are, but soon realise they are not sure.

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