Collected works of playwright Byomakesh Tripathy released

Bhubaneswar: Five volumes of collected plays, including 13 original and three translated, written by Byomakesh Tripathy were released here on Friday.
Eminent playwright Rajat Kumar Kar was the chief guest while noted Odia writer Sanghamitra Mishra was the chief speaker. Renowned theatre personality Anant Mahapatra unveiled the books in the presence of Byomakesh’s brother and writer Biswakesh Tripathy.
Byomakesh, who passed away in 1997, directed almost 68 plays and also acted in many of these. He was an extremely talented writer, director and actor and was credited to have introduced certain new stagecraft techniques never seen before on the Odia stage. He also acted in a few Odia films.
Byomakesh’s plays were satirical gave a message of truth, honesty and purity of life. His plays dealt with burning issues like corruption, prostitution, injustice to women etc besides covering mythological and historical subjects. He also wrote scripts for films and songs for theatre.
His younger brother Biswakesh has compiled the plays, Ek-Duei-Teen, Raja Mukuta, KanshaKabata, Singh Dwara, Jagarana, Tola Kania, AkhandaJyoti, SunaPharua, MatiraSwarga, HemaHarini, Gopana Katha, Sati Parikhya and Sri Krushna Lila, into five volumes. Three plays, King Oedipus, Antigone and Mudra Rakhyasa, translated by Byomakesh, have also been included in the collection.

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