STAGECRAFT:ANANALYSISOFSCENOGRAPHIC NETWORK IN THE THEMATIC CONCERNS IN MAHESHDATTANI’SPLAYS
Drama is a powerful medium of communication to exhibit and explore human world in variousdimensions.It is not simply constructed with a plotand characters. Intelligent stagecraft anddramatic techniques of a playwright convey many things beyond her/his words and actions. MaheshDattani is a brilliant dramatist and excellent stage crafter, who makes his audience to react to theelements onstageandscript,anddrawshisspectatorsandreaderstocomprehendmatter oflife evenin some lifeless properties on stage. Unless understanding his stagecraft and techniques, no onecouldcomprehendhisplaysinarightsense.Hisstagedirection,movement,settings,dramatechniquesare matterstounderstandhistexts,especiallyhisplays TaraandDance likeaMan.