Shyama, a court dancer, falls in love with Bojroshen, a foreign merchant who is falsely imprisoned and faces execution ... unless Shyama accepts an admirer’s offer to take the merchant’s place.Perhaps best described as a cross between opera and ballet, this classic romantic tragedy was written in 1939 by Nobel laureate Rabindranath Tagore. Shyama was Tagore's last major work for the stage and the third of his dance-dramas, after Chitrangada (1936) and Chandalika (1938).

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