The Prophet and the Poet
Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is pleased to invite you to a theatre performance by Bangalore Little Theatre.
The 90-minute playis based on an exchange of letters and articles between Mahatma Gandhi and Rabindranath Tagore over 25 years of their association. This play reveals how the maturity of their personalities maintained genuine respect for each other despite their deep differences on ideological grounds. An innovative approach to explaining leadership through theatre as a methodology, “The Prophet and the Poet” has been used by leading organizations as a leadership development tool.
Date: February 15, 2014
Time: 7 PM
Venue: TISS Convention Centre at Deonar New Campus
The Indian freedom struggle acts as the backdrop of “The Prophet and the Poet”. The letters reveal how the two personalities differed significantly on the form and content of the freedom movement and how these differences widened over time. Yet, they maintained genuine respect for each other.
“The Prophet and the Poet” premiered at Gandhi’s Sabarmati Ashram. Subsequently
Bangalore Little Theatre (BLT) was invited by both Visva Bharati University at Santiniketan and Rabindra Bharati University in Kolkata to perform at their institutions.
The play was developed from a draft manuscript conceived and compiled by Shailesh Parekh and shared with Bangalore Little Theatre, now published as ”Gandhi Vs. Tagore” by Viswa Bharati, Kolkata, 2010. The compilation has drawn on the archival research by Sabyasachi Bhattacharya, former Vice Chancellor of Visva Bharati University. The task of suitable adaptation for the stage was entrusted to Bangalore Little Theatre.
There have been over fifty performances of the play since its opening all over India and
abroad. Corporate bodies have included the play as part of senior management and
leadership development programmes.
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Centre for Social and Organizational Leadership (C SOL)
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