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‘Anwar Maqsood ka dharna’ staged

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KARACHI: There is, and will always be, one hero in writer Anwar Maqsood’s stage offerings: his script. When you go to watch his plays, you are not looking for top-notch acting performances or awe-inspiring sets and lighting gimmickries. You are there with a preset mind that the witty exchange of dialogues and stinging one-liners will […]

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‘Pawnay 14 August’ to return with all new cast

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Karachi: Anwar Maqsood’s play ‘Pawnay 14 August’ will be staged all over again from March 12 with a different director and a new cast, announced Maqsood during a press conference at the Arts Council on Tuesday. The play takes a profound, thought-provoking look at the genesis of Pakistan. It pivots around three main characters: Quaid-e-Azam […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s Pawnay 14 August on hold

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‘A half-cooked play would have been a grave injustice to the legacy of Anwar Maqsood’ says Dawar Mehmood as he informs the scribe of the decision to postpone Pawnay 14 August that was supposed to begin today at the Arts Council. The last-minute development came after discussions among the Kopykats team and it was decided […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s Haaf Playt: Spicy but stale

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KARACHI: Old is not always gold and sometimes can verge on being outdated. When Anwar Maqsood, Pakistan’s premiere satirist, took his PTV classic Half Plate to the Arts Council stage as Haaf Playt, he reminded us that some classics are better left untouched. The change in spelling, possibly to avoid copyright infringement is, sadly, the […]

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Seeing the plate half full

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KARACHI: Those of us who have had the pleasure of watching writer Anwar Maqsood’s tele-drama ‘Half Plate’ on PTV in the 1990s would agree that it’s one of those high-quality pieces of writing where literary humour blends with bitter reality like a dream to create a work of art that’s not a tragicomedy but something […]

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‘I wrote Half Plate for Khalida Riyasat’

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KARACHI: A stage play titled ‘Haaf Plate’, based on the famous long drama that ran on PTV in the 1990s, will be staged from Dec 10 at the Arts Council, announced Anwar Maqsood, the writer of both the play and its adaptation, at a press conference on Saturday afternoon. He made it a point to […]

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Anwar Maqsood’s ‘Sawa 14 August’ staged

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LAHORE: ANWAR Maqsood’s stage drama, ‘Sawa 14 August’ was presented at Al-Hamra Arts Council here on Friday. The drama, a sequel of Anwar Maqsood’s earlier work ‘Ponay 14 August’, is directed by Dawar Mehmood and presented by KopyKats Productions. The drama presents Maqsood’s thought-provoking ideas about Pakistan’s political fate in a light ironical way. The […]

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Aangan Terrha wows a houseful

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ISLAMABAD: Aangan Terrha, a satirical TV series by Anwar Maqsood and presented by the PTV network in the 1980s, was adapted for the stage this year by a local theatre company, Kopykats, and performed before a packed hall at the Pakistan National Council of the Arts (PNCA). The play came to Islamabad after three months […]

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Aangan Terha being staged from today

KARACHI: A stage play based on the famous 1980s TV series Aangan Terha will be staged from Feb 8 at the Arts Council Karachi auditorium. This was announced by writer of the play Anwar Maqsood at a press conference at the Arts Council on Thursday. The play would last for 90 days. He said the […]

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