Marathi theatre is alive because of good writers, dedicated directors and an admiring audience. The Maharashtra directors are innovative and able to play risk. Unlike other regional theatres, Marathi theatre doesn't carry away with adaptations and translations from other languages. Maharashtrian audience doesn't look theatre just as an entertainment medium; it is more of a tradition in this state.
Theatre workshops are organized from time to time to encourage budding
artistes. Satyadev Dubey, Mahesh Elkunchwar, G.P Deshpande, Achyut Vaze,
Shafad Khan, Chetan Datar, Rajeev Naik and Prashant Dalvi are some of
the well-known theatre activists of Maharashtra.
Tamasha, which was emerged in 16th century, is the principal form of
folk theatre of Maharashtra. Entertainment, serious propaganda and
devotion are the three basic elements of tamasha. Song-dance troupe and
folk-drama troupe are the two types of troupe of this form of folk
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