(Last Updated on : 17-05-2012)
Theatre personalities of Goa are the popular actors and dramatists making the Goanese Theatre a popular pavement of performing art. Goa
, a former Portuguese territory, for more than 450 years has evidently included all kinds of influences of the Portuguese in their own native culture. Theatre is no exception and the theatre personalities of Goa have worked hard to expose this form of art in India and abroad as well. Often described as "The Rome of the East", Goa is a land of creativity and incredible art. More than 40 years after the departure of the Portuguese, Goanese theatre is perhaps the most westernized form of performing art in India. The majority of Goans are very bohemian and thus the theatre personalities of Goa enjoy the mingling of different cultures into one composite form. Music, dance, drama, food and fenny, are a few of the things most Goans are passionate about and the theatre personalities of Goa have invariable made their domain one of the strongest one.
Theatre Personalities of Goa Goans love music, thus music forms an integral part of their theatre. Theatre in Goa covers a broad spectrum, from Portuguese influence to Techno cult to Rave and the now the famous Goa Trance are well cultured by the theatre personalities of Goa. Though occasionally, Goanese Theatre is exposed on national Medias, it has a great popularity in its local region. Prince Jacob, Alfred Rose, Tony King, Kid Boxer, Souza Boy, M.Boyer, Emiliano D'cruz, Rosario Rodrigues and J.B. Rod are some of the most famous theatre personalities of Goa.
The theatre personalities of Goa include all kinds of music and dance forms in their theatre shows. Majority music is from 'Tiatr
' (Konkani theatre
), which are mainly melodramas about family and domestic life. The theatre personalities of Goa offer their own explanation for life's varied problems, often coloured by individual prejudices. Although there are quite a few "Tiartist" who produce plays with political satire. Notable name in the list of theatre personalities of Goa is William de Curtorim.
Love is often taken as a theme by the theatre personalities of Goa, mainly in the songs of the Jazz artistes, and the classy composer Chris Perry. Singer Lorna immortalizes his ballads and the duo has remained all time favourites of the Goanese audience. Lorna has now returned to Goanese theatre after a gap of almost 28 Years. Mumbai
-based, Alfred Rose is believed to be among the first to actually cut cassettes, and record his music, with printed lyrics to accompany the theatre personalities of Goa on stage.