Calpurnia’s Dream

Act 2, Scene 2 of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar is a pivotal scene in the play, marked by rich symbolism, foreshadowing, and character development. This scene is significant for several reasons,...

Comedy of Manners

Comedy of Manners, also known as Restoration Comedy, is a genre of English comedic plays that emerged during the Restoration period (1660-1710) after the end of the Puritan ban on theatre. This genre ...

The Trial

Act 4, Scene 1 of William Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice is one of the most crucial scenes in the play. Known as the trial scene, it serves as the dramatic climax, during which issues of justice...

A Critique of Gender Discrimination

Vijay Tendulkar’s Silence! The Court is in Session is a critique of gender discrimination in patriarchy and the women’s fight against the injustice done to her. He represents the problems faced by ind...

Epic Theatre

Epic theatre, also known as epic drama, is a theatrical genre that emphasises narrative, grand scale, and a combination of theatrical elements to create an immersive and thought-provoking experience. ...

Naga-Mandala

The play Naga-Mandala is based on the two oral stories from Karnataka that the playwright Girish Karnad heard from his mentor, Professor A K Ramanujan. Karnad through the play exposes the exploitation...

Melodrama

Melodrama is a dramatic genre characterised by its emphasis on sensationalism and emotional manipulation. It often employs stock characters and dramatic plotlines to appeal to the audience's emotions....

From Transience to Permanence

Rabindranath Tagore’s Chitra is a drama on the theme of true love. This lyrical play is a work of supreme art that has immense use of symbols and poetical language. Tagore is known for his aesthetic a...

The Brink of Silence

Esther E Galbraith's one-act play The Brink of Silence is based on the theme of an expedition to Antarctica. The process of looking for information and resources is called exploration or expedition. N...

Masque

A masque is a form of festive courtly entertainment that flourished in the 16th and early 17th centuries, particularly in England. Masques combined poetry, music, dance, elaborate costumes, and stage ...