The history of theatre in India dates back around 5,000 years and is steeped in culture and tradition. In early forms, the performances were often narrative including recitation, singing, and dancing.

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The origin of theatre can be traced back to the Sanskrit Theatre. From Sanskrit dramas to folklore to Western influences to contemporary works, we will take a journey through the history and development of the Indian theatre. Indian Theatre is one kind of Art which has unique in grabbing the attention of the viewers. Between the 15th and the 19th centuries, actors and dancers were given special places of distinction in the courts of several Indian kings.

During the British era, the theatre in India was used as a model of revolution against the British. It was highly condemned and objected by the government. After independence, the further addition of ingredients like realism gave a different shape to what we today call – the Modern Theater.

If you are well-known to Indian Theatre and are fascinated about it than here is a quiz for you:-

From which word did the word Theatre come?

Which is the most famous and ancient book of the drama in India?

Which is the oldest Indian Theatre?

How many types of Indian Theatre are there in Total?

Name the first Indian film to be filmed in 3D?

Which is the first cinemascope Film in India?

Who got the first Oscar Award in India?

Which was the first Indian movie to get Nominated for Oscar?

Which movie won the First Oscar Award?

Who is known to be the Father Of Indian Cinema?

Which film in Indian Theatre is the highest-grossing ever?

Which was the first Colour movie in India?

Who was the first lady of Indian Cinema?

If you have answers to all the above questions then yes, you are a true die-hard fan of Indian Theatre.