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Employees wearing face shields, gloves and facemasks are seen at PVR Cinemas as multiplexes prepare to re-open from Oct. 15 after nearly seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Preparations are underway at PVR Vasant Kunj after authorities allowed its re-opening with certain restrictions during Unlock 5, in New Delhi.

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Workers clean premises of PVR as mutilplexes prepare to re-open from Oct. 15 after nearly seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Staff at PVR Vasant Kunj seen wearing face shields to show their preparedness of reopening cinema halls amid the Covid-19 pandemic, in New Delhi.

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Seats are set up for social distancing at PVR Cinemas, after authorities allowed its re-opening with certain restrictions during Unlock 5, in New Delhi.

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A PVR Cinemas employee sprays disinfectants on the seats of a cinema hall, after authorities allowed its re-opening with certain restrictions during Unlock 5, in New Delhi.

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PVR Cinemas employee wearing PPE kit sanitizes a cinema hall, as multiplexes prepare to re-open from Oct. 15 after nearly seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A worker wearing PPE kit sanitises a cinema hall, as mutilplexes prepare to re-open from October 15 after seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A worker wearing PPE kit prepares to sanitise a cinema hall, as mutilplexes prepare to re-open from October 15 after seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Staff members of a cinema hall demonstrate SOPs, as mutilplexes prepare to re-open from October 15 after seven months of closure due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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A worker checks the seat of a theatre before its re-opening after authorities allowed to open cinema halls, in Bengaluru.

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A worker wearing PPE kit sanitises a cinema hall, as mutilplexes prepare to re-open on October 15 after seven months of being closed due to coronavirus lockdown, in New Delhi.

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Workers clean the seats of Menoka Cinema Hall ahead of its reopening, after the authorities eased some restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic, in Kolkata.

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Artists wearing printed face masks perform 'Jarashur Badh' (a story on Goddess Durga from Hindu mythology) during unlock 4.0, in Kolkata.

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Artists perform at an open-air dance show during unlock 4.0, in Kolkata.

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Vandana movie theater owner along with others stage a protest against the state government, demanding to reopen his theater, during Unlock 4.0, in Thane.

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A municipal corporation worker sanitises Dr Kahsinath Ghanekar drama theatre, amid coronavirus pandemic, in Thane.

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A staff member wearing a face mask and gloves stands on duty at movie theatre at DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

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Workers wearing PPE kits sanitize a movie theatre at DLF Promenade Mall in Vasant Kunj, New Delhi.

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Movie-goers wearing masks to protect themselves from the coronavirus are spaced apart as they watch a movie in a newly reopened cinema in Hangzhou in eastern China's Zhejiang province. China is going back to the movies. Following months of closure, limited numbers of movie goers were allowed back in cities where the risk of virus infection is considered low.

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Saudi movie viewers wearing face masks to help curb the spread of the coronavirus, as posters showing the social distancing restrictions seen at VOX Cinema hall in Jiddah, Saudi Arabia.

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People walk past a cinema hall which is closed temporarily in the wake of deadly coronavirus, in Kolkata.

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A couple with a child walks in front of a closed PVR cinemas, in Amritsar. After ordering closure of all educational institutions in the state till March 31, the Punjab government ordered to shut down cinema halls, restaurants and clubs till the end of this month amid coronavirus scare.

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Theater workers put up a notice conveying ‘No show due to COVID -19’ infront of a theater in view of coronavirus pandemic, in Hyderabad.

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A view of a closed theatre in the wake of coronavirus pandemic in Bengaluru.

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A worker sweeps the lawn of a closed cinema hall in view of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, in Bikaner.

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People wearing masks, to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, walk in the backdrop of a cinema hall, in New Delhi.

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People wearing mask to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, walk past a cinema hall, in New Delhi.

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People wearing mask to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, walk past a cinema hall, in New Delhi. Cinema halls in Delhi will be shut till March 31 as a preventive measure following Coronavirus outbreak.

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Security personnel wear masks to mitigate the spread of coronavirus, outside a movie theatre in Jammu.

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Actor-director Amol Palekar

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School students and others, wearing 3D eye glasses, watch a film during the inauguration of 'Fulldome 3D Digital Theatre' at Science City in Kolkata.

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Inmates of the Craiova penitentiary in southern Romania perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, during the Prison Theatre festival in Bucharest, Romania.

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Inmates of the Craiova penitentiary in southern Romania perform an adaptation of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, during the Prison Theatre festival in Bucharest, Romania. The festival, the only one of its kind in Europe, according to the organizers, takes place at the reputed Bucharest Nottara theatre, with plays being performed over two days by the inmates of various penitentiaries in Romania.

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Jatra, a traditional form of theatre, exerts its old pull through hoardings at Rabindra Sarani (formerly Chitpore Road), as a group of labourers are beset with more pressing worries

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Scenes from the Adishakti ­production of Bali at the Hindu Theatre Festival 2018 in Chennai

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Police personnel stand guard at a multiplex on the first day of Rajnikanth's 'Kaala' release, in Bengaluru. Pro-Kannada outfits have threatened to stall release of the movie over the actor's reported remarks on the Cauvery row and warned of large-scale protests if the movie was released.

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Visitors attend a cinema theatre during an invitation-only screening, at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia held a private screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters in the kingdom.

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A visitor takes pictures of posters of Hollywood movie stars during an invitation-only screening at the King Abdullah Financial District Theater, in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Saudi Arabia held a private screening of the Hollywood blockbuster "Black Panther" to herald the launch of movie theaters that are set to open to the public next month.

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Famous play ‘Urubhangam’ being enacted during inauguration of 16-day Theatre Festival, organized by East Zonal Cultural Centre (EZCC) at Srijani, Santiniketan in Birbhum district of West Bengal.

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Iraqi actors perform during a play titled "The Victory," in Baghdad National Theater. The play shows how the Iraqi people united against Islamic state.

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People try to douse a fire at Indira Theatre after protesters attacked the counter against the release of film 'Padmaavat' in Jammu.

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Police personnel stand guard outside a cinema hall after the film 'Padmaavat' was released in Mumbai.

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A policeman stands guard at a movie theatre screening Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Mumbai.

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People line up to watch Bollywood film "Padmaavat" in Mumbai. The film, based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, has sparked protests and anger due to allegations of distorting history.

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Policemen guard as people arrive to watch Bollywood film "Padmaavat" outside a movie theatre in Hyderabad. The film, based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem, has sparked protests and anger due to allegations of distorting history.

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Veteran Bollywood actor Kulbhusan Kharbanda and Chetna Jalan perform at Rang Utsav 2017 event in Tezpur.

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Security personnel sitting near the ticket counter of a cinema, in Chennai. Around 1,100 theatres in Tamil Nadu have stopped screening of films to protest the state government's decision to impose a 30% local body tax apart from additional tariffs under the new GST regime.

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Actors dressed as knights arrive at the world premiere of "King Arthur: Legend of the Sword" at the TCL Chinese Theatre, in Los Angeles.

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Women from an oldage home whose tickets were sponsored by an NGO wait outside a theatre in Bengaluru before watching the opening show of “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” which was released across thousands of theatres in India and the world.

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Movie fans buying tickets at a single-screen theatre in New Delhi to watch the “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” which was released across thousands of theatres in India and world.

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Crowd of fans at a theatre in Hyderabad to watch the “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” which was released across thousands of theatres in India and world.

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Movie fans wait at a theatre in Chikmagalur to watch the “Bahubali 2: The Conclusion” which was released across thousands of theatres in India and the world.

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BJP MP and bollywood star Shatrughan Sinha launching first Dolby Atmos Sound System of Bihar at Mona Cinema Hall, in Patna.

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An overview of the colonial era Regal Theater in New Delhi. The capital's iconic theater signed off after more than eight decades with nearly 600 movie buffs cheering a 1964 Bollywood classic at a final screening. It's expected to make way for a multiplex from a single screen.

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A view of the Regal Cinema in New Delhi. The iconic theatre will bring the curtains down on Thursday after an eight-decade-long golden run.

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Movie goers stand up as national anthem is played at a movie hall before the screening of a movie, in Jammu. A ruling by Supreme Court last month said that the anthem must be played before every film screening in the country and that audiences must stand.

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Jagdish Raja

A scene from Complicite’s A Disappearing Number

Mumbai-based Satyam Viswanathan is a consumer researcher and part of the founding team at Junoon Theatre

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A genius at his desk—that’s Naseeruddin Shah in Einstein (by Gabriel Emmanuel, and directed by Shah himself), engaging the audience with small-chat as well as time and relativity, continuum and gravity. The aud­ience at Bhuban­eshwar’s Rabindra Man­dap was enthralled.

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File Photo of Veteran theater personality Achyut Lahkar (85) died following a protracted illness, in his hometown Pathsala, about 100km from Guwahati on Sunday.

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Artist from Sangwari Theater Group performs at JNU campus in New Delhi.

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The NSD, Delhi, enjoys no executive powers

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Prakash Belawadi

Selvaprakash L.

Ariane Mnouchkine

David Goodale

Amit Haralkar

The Doyenne Dubey, seen recently

Fotocorp (From Outlook Issue 25 January 2016)

From Boiled Beans On Toast

Gauhar A moment in the play

Dance Like A Man A still from it

Where Did I Leave My Purdah

Artists ride a bike on their way to participate in a rehearsal for upcoming Ramleela ahead of Dusshera and Diwali festival in Jammu.

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Still from A Streetcar Named Desire

From Hasmukh Saab Ki Wasihat

A still from the play Agra Bazaar

Habaib Tanvir, extreme left, in a still from the play Charandas Chor

President Pranab Mukherjee along with Vice President, Hamid Ansari, Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Congress President, Sonia Gandhi and Senior BJP leader L K Advani and others witnessing the mono act on 'Kabir' by Shekhar Sen at RBCC auditorium in New Delhi.

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Mohammad Ali Baig, theatre personality

Happy Birthday Sunita: Shabana Azmi plays Tejpal in the Pravesh Kumar-directed play, in which she portrays a dedicated mother of two grown children in a foreign land.

Boiled Beans on Toast: Girish Karnad’s thought-provoking Kannada play on Bangalore’s transformation saw two stage adaptations: Mohit Takal­kar’s Marathi version and Lill­ete Dubey’s English one.

Trivial Disasters: Atul Kumar returned with a twisted, urban play based on Ajay Krishnan’s comic sketches. Plenty theatre of the absurd tricks, turning real-life situations upside down.

C Sharp C Blunt: An Indo-German production, solo performer M.D. Pallavi’s turn as a mobile app married two the­mes: constant presence of tec­hnology and stereotyping of women in entertainment world.

Nirbhaya, A Play: This crowd-funded show by Yael Farber made its debut in India a year after it toured the UK. Critics were divided on whether it took the issue of sexual violence forward to a logical conclusion, and whether it threw up more questions than answers, but where it made its impact was in bringing forward powerful, real-life testimonies of the actors, led by Poorna Jagannathan.

Theatreperson
Makarand Deshpande I am notorious for not answering my phone; it is usually on silent. I do respond on text messages. However, as a performer or director I no longer tell the audience to put their phones off or on silent. Earlier it used to bother me, but I think I have adapted to the disturbance.

Fotocorp (From Outlook 3 November 2014)

A street play being performed by Dibrugarh University students to raise awareness against ragging in Dibrugarh

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Anj­ana Vasan

Richard Lakos

One of the three Macbeth witches

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Museum...of Species

Gut feelings Kitchen in the Corner...

An artiste decks up ahead of a theatre performance

Siddharth Haobijam

A Cinema hall painted in green colour recently at Bhabua town in Bihar. Bhabua town got new status of "green Bhabua" after the town painted itself green on lines of "pink city" Jaipur.

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A man is wheeled out of a theatre used as a makeshift treatment center for the nearby Apollo Theatre after its ceiling collapsed in London. The ceiling of a London theatre partially collapsed showering a packed audience of about 700 with heaps of plaster, wood and dust, authorities and witnesses said. More than 80 people were injured, including at least seven seriously.

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Emergency services attend the scene at the Apollo Theatre in Shaftesbury Avenue in central London. A theater in central London partially collapsed during a performance at the height of the Christmas season.

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A woman stands bandaged following an incident at the Apollo Theatre, in London's Shaftesbury Avenue.

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Clown Prince Everything is theatre for Kumar, even a photograph

Jitender Gupta

The Bonbibi theatre troupe at Earth Villa, in full regalia

Sandipan Chatterjee

Prashant Damle

Artists perform a 'nukkad natak' (street play) to sensitize DMRC workers about construction site safety and etiquettes in New Delhi.

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