Blood And Laughter by Manjula Padmanabhan

Blood And Laughter by Manjula Padmanabhan is a collection of plays. The book hit the shelves on 25th March 2020. It has been published by Hachette India. An e-version of the book is available for the readers.

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A neighborhood that turns a blind eye to a recurring gruesome crime. A game show that puts the lives of its contestants on the line. An insidious tableau that pits three artists against each other. A world where organs of the poor are commercially harvested for the rich.
Collected Plays brings together, in a much-anticipated series, the dramatic works of Onassis Prize-winning playwright and author Manjula Padmanabhan.

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🎭 Introducing #BloodAndLaughter (Collected Plays, Vol 1) by @manjulapadmanabhan! A neighbourhood that turns a blind eye to a recurring gruesome crime. A game show that puts the lives of its contestants on the line. An insidious tableau that pits three artists against each other. A world where organs of the poor are commercially harvested for the rich. Collected Plays brings together, in a much-anticipated series, the dramatic works of Onassis Prize-winning playwright and author Manjula Padmanabhan. Blood and Laughter, the first volume, presents within its covers Padmanabhan's full-length plays – including the three-times cinematized Lights Out, the previously unpublished Mating Game Show and Artist's Model, and the award-winning Harvest – all known for their masterful portrayal of the dilemmas of morality, relationships and the idea of justice. Horror, anticipation and chilling realism mark each of these works, drawing readers and audiences alike to the edge of their seats. With new introductions to the works that affirm the relevance of the themes of the plays, this collection showcases the playwright's mastery of her art and reconfirms her standing among the leading dramatists of our time. #theatre #indiantheatre #plays

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Blood and Laughter, the first volume, presents within its covers Padmanabhan’s full-length plays – including the three-times cinematized Lights Out, the previously unpublished Mating Game Show and Artist’s Model, and the award-winning Harvest – all known for their masterful portrayal of the dilemmas of morality, relationships and the idea of justice. Horror, anticipation, and chilling realism mark each of these works, drawing readers and audiences alike to the edge of their seats.

With new introductions to the works that affirm the relevance of the themes of the plays, this collection showcases the playwright’s mastery of her art and reconfirms her standing among the leading dramatists of our time.

About the Author

Manjula Padmanabhan is a writer, artist, cartoonist, and playwright. Harvest, her fifth play, won the 1997 Onassis Prize for Theatre in Greece. She is the author of several critically acclaimed books, including Getting There, Hot Death, Cold Soup, and Three Virgins and Other Stories. Her most recent novel, The Island of Lost Girls, was published by Hachette India in 2016. Her cartoon strip SukiYaki currently appears weekly in The Hindu BusinessLine, Chennai. She has illustrated twenty-four books for children.

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