Goan Tiatr

Complete set of 2 nos. of commemorative postage stamps on 125th Anniversary of Goan Theatre, a type of musical theatre in Goa :

Konkani Musical Theatre, Goa : Portuguese TheatroIssued by India

Issued on Apr 17, 2018

Issued for : Department of Posts is pleased to issue a set of two Commemorative Postage Stamps on the occasion of 125th Anniversary of Goan Tiatr.

Credits :
Stamps/Miniature Sheet/FDC/Brochure : Ms. Gulistan
Cancellation Cachet Smt. Alka Sharma

Type : Miniature SheetMint Condition

Colour : Multi Colour

Denomination : 500, 2500 Paise

Stamps Printed : 600700, 502700

Miniature Sheet Printed : 1.10 lakh

Printing Process : Wet Offset

Printer : Security Printing Press, Hyderabad

About : 

  • Tiatr is a unique dramatic form of Goa which is most popular not only in Goa but everywhere in India and abroad where Goans are settled.
  • Goan Tiatr took birth in neighboring Bombay, almost 125 years back i.e. in 1892. A young man called Lucazinho Ribeiro hailing from Sokolwaddo, Assagao in Bardez Taluka can be called the innovator of the Tiatr because he along with Joao Agostinho Fernandes and others staged the first Tiatr performance on the occasion of Easter on 17th April, 1892. The name of the first Tiatr presented was Italian Bhurgo. It was based on an English Opera.
  • The word ‘Tiatr’ came from the Portuguese languageTEATRO” which means Theatre. Tiatr is a unique form of dramatic part. It has music and singing but it is not a musical drama. The plot of a Tiatr is normally divided into 6 or 7 parts, each part is called a “Pordho”. In between these Pordhes there are songs which are called “Kantaram”. Normally there are 2 or 3 Kantaram in between two Pordhes. This means that there are at least 12 to 14 Kantaram in a Tiatr. The uniqueness of the Tiatr lies in the fact that the story of the Tiatr is based on one particular theme whereas each Kantar is based on a different subject.
  • In the beginning of mid 20th century some very talented script writers such as Alexinho de Candolim, Minguel Rod, C. Alvares, M. Boyer, Prem Kumar, J.P. Souzalin, Nelson’s Afonso, Aristedes Dias, Remy Colaso, John Claro etc provided excellent scripts.
  • There is no doubt that the most popular dramatic form in Goa is the Tiatr. Since 1892 to 2017, a period of almost 125 years has seen Tiatr getting more popular day after day and year after year.
  • Text : Based on the material received from proponent.

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