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Where There’s a Will

Where There’s a Will

A Stage Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani
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‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

A witty and enjoyable black comedy, Where There’s a Will was Mahesh Dattani’s first play. Following the death of business tycoon Hasmukh Mehta, his family is in for a rude shock: Hasmukh’s mischievous will stipulates that they will not inherit his wealth anytime soon and, worse, his mistress must come to stay with them. But while Hasmukh’s ghost gleefully watches the proceedings from the sidelines, little does he know that he is in for the biggest surprise of all.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

Imprint: Penguin

Published: Jul/2013

Length : 532 Pages

MRP : ₹99.00

Where There’s a Will

A Stage Play (Penguin Petit)

Mahesh Dattani

‘A playwright of world stature’—Mario Relich, Wasafiri

A witty and enjoyable black comedy, Where There’s a Will was Mahesh Dattani’s first play. Following the death of business tycoon Hasmukh Mehta, his family is in for a rude shock: Hasmukh’s mischievous will stipulates that they will not inherit his wealth anytime soon and, worse, his mistress must come to stay with them. But while Hasmukh’s ghost gleefully watches the proceedings from the sidelines, little does he know that he is in for the biggest surprise of all.

‘At last we have a playwright who gives sixty million English-speaking Indians an identity’—Alyque Padamsee

‘Powerful and disturbing’—The New York Times

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Mahesh Dattani

Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screen writer, film - maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. For his writing he was honoured with the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Souffle and morning Raga. The script of Morning Raga has been archived by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, USA. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at the Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently in Shanghi with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4.

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