Snippets and anecdotes at play


The play Gertrude by Phyllis Bose will be performed at Ranga Shankara on June 20, 7.30 pm. Phyllis Bose will bring out extraordinary life and times of Gertrude Stein, writer, critic and patron of all that was innovative and exciting in the Paris art world of the 1920s and 30s.

Woven into the performance are snippets and anecdotes of Gertrude’s influential relationships with the writers, poets and ground breaking artists of the period, Matisse, Cezanne, Juan Gris, Braque, etc and of course the special mentorship of Pablo Picasso, which resulted in the famous portrait now in the Museum of Modern Art, New York.

This is a fun, exciting and also an educative theatre piece filling in background information through story-telling about literature, poetry, the arts and, specifically, cubism and the art of writing.

Phyllis Bose is an actress, director and drama teacher based in Bangalore. Her involvement with theatre can be traced back to her school days in Liverpool. She had formed The Actors’ Company in Calcutta in the eighties and has directed and acted in many a play of Chekov, Moliere and Pinter. She devised one woman shows based on a series of literary figures, which were showcased in many Indian cities. One of her critically acclaimed roles is that as Gertrude Stein.

Bose is also actively involved with theatre in education and has conducted several teacher training workshops in India and abroad. Tickets are available at the venue and

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