Critical Analysis of Mahesh Dattani’s Play 'Dance Like a Man'
Mahesh Dattani, an authentic contemporary voice, a director, playwright and a producer. He was born on 7th August, 1958 in Bangalore where he later found his theatre group 'Playpen’ in 1984 and here some of his settings are constructed; for example, Bravely Fought the Queen is set in the suburb of Bangalore. He is the first one to have won the 'Sahitya Academy Winner'. 'Dance like a Man' the title itself suggests that a man is supposed to do the work which suits for him and should not pursue his career in anything else which makes him as a lower personality. The playscript of Dattani focuses entirely on the urban space, and was specially rooted in the dynamic modes of domestic space. His play shows the proper blending of Western intellectuals and Indian theatrical techniques. He comments on the relevance of Indian theatre:
As per his point there is going to be a good positive development because the world is now in the internet age which isolates human beings, the act of communication will be considered primary. He says that ‘Theatre is our cultural activity directly related to human beings’.
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