Bhubaneswar, 2/11: Professor Satyabrata Rout of theatre art department of Sarojini Naidu School under the Hyderabad University has been awarded D Lit degree. Dr Rout has been conferred upon this covetous degree by Khairagarh University ( Indira Gandhi Art and Music University) for his research thesis titled as “ Dialectics of New Direction Theories-A Critical Study”.
New styles, thoughts and applications by contemporary theatre directors in the 21st century have figured in his research thesis. It took six years for Prof Rout to complete the research work.
Prof Rout, an alumnus of National School of Drama, is the first scholar to get D Lit, the highest educational degree through educational research programme. Earlier, he had received Sangeet Natak Akademi Award and other prestigious awards in the field of theatre direction. Prof Rout, an ardent advocate of the stage drama, has written many research books in this field. “On The Crossroad of The Theatre” and “Animal Farm” are two of his prominent books.
Prof Rout has travelled Europe, United States of America and several Asian countries for the purpose of teaching and training. He has also visited East -15 Acting School of England and International Bio Drama School of Columbia.
He was born to Surendra Nath Rout, a radio drama artist and his wife Manorama Rout in Sahaspur village of Jajpur district.