Welcome to International Journal of Research in Social Sciences & Humanities
E-ISSN : 2249 - 4642 | P-ISSN: 2454 - 4671
IMPACT FACTOR: 8.561
REALISM WITH REFERENCE TO THEATRE IN GURUCHARAN DAS’S LORINS SAHIB
Dr. Dhananjay Kumar Singh
Volume: 3 Issue: 4 2013
Realism is a relative and evaluative term, a mode of representation in literature which aims at portraying life as it is. It emphasizes objectivity in the representation of plot and character. Realism and drama are not said to be compatible with each other. The dramatist, it is said does not explore the innermost recesses of a character the way a novelist depicts him on the page. Realism with reference to theatre is a venture to be taken with extreme caution. The present article begins with a generalization about drama. It has two dimensions – visual and textual which distinguishes it from novel and poetry. There is a discussion on a Post-Independence Indian dramatist, Guru Charan Das. Among those who migrated from Pakistan in the second half of the twentieth century and settled in India, Gurucharan Das is formidable. Alumna of Harvard, he has to his credit dramas like Tara, Dance like Men, Seven Steps around Fire and Lorins Saheb besides many others. The article aims to analyse the various strands of Postcoloniality. The dramatist sheds invaluable light on the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized. I have made this argument using a theoretical frame of Aristotle’s Poetics.
Refer & Earn