Within intercultural, historical perspective drama/theatre/performance texts will be studied to develop `global` perspective. Creative as well as critical material from multiple traditions of modern and post-modern drama will be examined in order to understand future role of these forms. Recent creative experiments will be critiqued in order to assess the significance of this mode of `public reflexivity` which thrives on human presence as opposed to art forms that are mediated through communication technologies.
Richard Schechner: Performance Studies: An Introduction. Routledge, London, 2002.
Farley Richmond, Swann and Zarrilli (eds.): Indian Theatre: Traditions of Performance. Motilal Banarsidass, Delhi, 1993.
Manjula Padmanabhan : Harvest, Kali for Women, New Delhi, 1998.
Peter Brook (Tr): The Mahabharata: A Play Based upon the Indian Classic Epic. Harper and Row, New York, 1987.
Prafulla C. Kar (ed.): Critical Theory: Western and Indian. Pencraft International, Delhi, 1997.