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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KARACHI: Old is not always gold and sometimes can verge on being outdated.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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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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Sultana Daku gets a round of applause

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ISLAMABAD: Sultana Daku, a famous fictional robber belonging to the subcontinent, was brought to life in a stage drama displayed at a jam-packed room in Islamabad Club. Audience belonging to all ages, especially youngsters, enjoyed the funny bits of the drama, and their rounds of applause encouraged the actors to further deliver their performance flawlessly. […]

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An entertaining lesson in history: Begum Jaan revisits Karachi amid louder applause

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KARACHI: Even though parts of the city were shut down on Wednesday, the premiere night of the play ‘Begum Jaan’ turned out to be a big draw for Karachi’ites whose love for theatre brought them to the in-house theatre of the National Academy of Performing Arts (Napa). The audience was in for a treat as […]

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Begum Jaan to be restaged

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KARACHI: Indian playwright Javed Siddiqui’s celebrated play Begum Jaan is going to be restaged from Sept 12 at the National Academy of Performing Arts’ in-house theatre. This was announced by artistic director of the Napa Repertory Theatre Zain Ahmed at a press conference on the academy’s premises on Thursday evening. Journalists were also told that […]

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