02 Jan '12, 9pm

Hindi theatre legend dies: Dubey was also active in film. He wrote screenplays and dialogue for a number of crit...

Satyadev Dubey, a producer, director and playwright who inspired generations of Indian actors and other playwrights, died on Dec 25 in Mumbai, India. He was 75. The cause was a stroke, said his great-nephew, Satyajit Dubey. Dubey not only revived the Hindi theatre but also modernised it, enabling it to compete with the English-language theatre that once prevailed in Mumbai. Looking to European theatre for inspiration, he produced a Hindi adaptation of Albert Camus' Cross Purpose, and Hindi versions of Jean-Paul Sartre's No Exit and of Dear Liar, Jerome Kilty's play based on correspondence between George Bernard Shaw and Mrs Patrick Campbell. His production Shantata! Court Chalu Ahe (Silence! The Court Is In Session) was an adaptation of Die Panne (Traps), a story by Friedrich Duerrenmatt. He was also a sought-after theatre teacher. His students included the Bollywood villa...

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