A living being starves for two things; the basic needs (bread, clothes and shelter) and aesthetic pleasure. Basic needs can be earned by physical or mental efforts but when it comes to aesthetic pleasure; one of the means that supply aesthetic pleasure through speculative visuals from reading literature. This way Language and literature become an indisputable part of social life. While the use of language in literature is to supply culture as perceived and belief system of the society in a distinctive manner. Taking the concept of drama to the Indian milieu, it can be noted that English drama in India has charted its own long run since independence and has provided a detailed experience of the divergent Indian culture. The paper peeps into some of the aspects of Drama as performing arts by detailing the conceptual framework of drama in Indian context i.e. concepts of drama, theory of drama, distinction between drama and theatre, elements of drama and theatre and literature in language classroom.
Drama, Representation, Theory of Drama, Empirical, Divergent Indian culture
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