IT'S Shakespeare like you've never seen before a play about three people who try to stage all of his 37 plays and 14 sonnets in one night. Utter pandemonium! Encore Live, a Bangalore-based event management company, has tied up with the Sydney-based Spirit Entertainment to bring us "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (Abridged)" with an all-Australian cast. The 97-minute Olivier-award-winning play, written and performed by the Reduced Shakespeare Company, has been running at London's West End for over seven years. There will be 31 performances in six Indian cities, so if you've missed the Mumbai shows you can catch the Bangalore ones or, failing that, follow the play to Chennai, and so on until March 3! At Chowdaiah Memorial Hall, February 8,9,11,12,13, Sunday special matinee 2 p.m., regular shows 7.30 p.m. Tickets Rs. 750, Rs. 500 and Rs. 249 at Habitat (Church Street), Planet M, and Supermarket (Brigade Road).
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THOSE with a serious interest in the environment have two reasons to be on Queen's Road this Saturday evening: to listen to a talk and be part of a new forum. The Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies in Environment and Development (CISED) is organising a lecture by Dr. Ramachandra Guha on "Revisiting Indian Environmentalism". After this, it will launch the Bangalore Environmental Studies Forum (BESF), an interactive public forum for academic exchange and broader dissemination of current research. It is a joint endeavour of individuals from institutions including the Centre for Ecological Studies, Centre for Environmental Education, National Institute of Advanced Studies, Centre for Public Policy (IIM-B), and Bangalore University's Environmental Sciences department.
Dr. Guha's talk will be a critical analysis of 30 years of environmental action in India. At the Institute of Agricultural Technologists, February 7 at 4.30 p.m.
For more details contact CISED at the ISEC campus in Nagarbhavi. Phone 3217013 / 3215468 or e-mail email@example.com
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A SWEET-WATER well is an anachronism in this age of taps, pipes, borewells and bottled water. But a dry open well becomes the site for an art project. The characteristics of a 30-foot-deep well its structure, depth, the play of light in its darkness, the steps leading down have become part of "Walls of Memories", a project of Visthar supported by India Foundation for the Arts. It makes use of installations, dance and photography by C.F. John, Tripura Kashyap and Azis T.M. respectively. "The well at Visthar demanded a creative weaving between itself, the art, and us, the artists," says John. Well, well! The project culminates with an art event on February 7 and 8 at the site on Visthar campus in Dodda Gubbi village, 15 km from M.G Road. For further details, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or phone 8465294 / 8465295.
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