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World Theatre Day 2018: 10 quotes from celebrated playwrights

The stage is a reflection of society and in order to emphasise its importance, every year on March 27, World Theatre Day is celebrated. Initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), this day is annually celebrated by ITI Centres and the international theatre community.

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Theatre is a reflection of society. The plight, sorrow, helplessness exhibited by the actors on stage sometimes ends up closely mirroring our life. In order to emphasise its importance, every year on March 27, World Theatre Day is celebrated. Initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the day is annually celebrated by ITI Centres and the international theatre community - several national and international theatre events are organised. On this special occasion, we bring to you quotes from some celebrated playwrights. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: On this day, a celebrated figure, invited by ITI share their reflections on the theme of Theatre and a Culture of Peace and circulate World Theatre Day message. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day:   The first World Theatre Day message was written by Jean Cocteau in 1962. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: Playwright Nina Lee Aquino delivered the message this year.(Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: Initiated in 1961 by the International Theatre Institute (ITI), the day is annually celebrated by ITI Centres and the international theatre community. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: Plays often echo our own feelings which we find difficult to put into words. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: These words, written years ago, still resonate. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: On this day, people on social media are extending their wishes and gratitude to the artistes .(Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)

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World Theatre Day: Many are also sharing pictures of their favourite theatre groups. (Designed by Nidhi Sharma/The Indian Express)