Representative selections from Restoration and eighteenth-century drama, comedy, satire, tragedy, and farce are prefaced by descriptions of the theaters, acting styles, methods of play production, and audiences.
The Book Is A Commentary On Indian Dramatic Theory And Some Selected Contemporary Indian Plays. Drama Is An Active Literary Art Form. Although Films And Television Have Become Very Vital In Our Times, Still Direct Experience Of The Theatre Cannot Be Replaced. The Book Provides General Commentary On Plays By Karnad, Tendulkar, And Ezekiel. The Reader Is Expected To Get An Insight Into Bharat Muni S Views On The Art Of Drama As Well As Some Very Popular Plays Of Our Times. Needless To Say That The Book Is In Series Of Many Such Other Books Where The Editor And The Contributors Believe Indian English Studies To Have Come Of Age. The Book, Among Such Others, Trumpets The Victory Of Indian English Studies In India. This Is Indeed A Welcome Change From Previously Held Puritan View Of English Studies Being Totally Alien. Magic Is Produced When English As A Language Weds The Indian Soil Or When We Apply Indigenous Tools To Study English Literary Texts.
This book examines the socio-political and theatrical conditions that heralded the shift from the margins to the mainstream for black British Writers, through analysis of the social issues portrayed in plays by Kwame Kwei-Armah, debbie tucker green, Roy Williams, and Bola Agbaje.