Changing face of performing art: A special reference to the changing role of woman in Mahesh Elkunchwar’s “Sonata”
Kirti Prakash Sangole
Indian performance art is full of cultural values and social norms, they always represents the ethics community followed. When it comes to presenting the art form in front of the audience we have adapted different form like dance, music, drama, songs etc. The presentation of the real life situations in front of the people may be either in the form of stage art or the road act (early). This performance act gave the new life to presenting the socio-cultural difference. The performance acts early were prepared on the basis of epic stories. With the development in the social and cultural values and education some of the contemporary writers tried to present the problems in a new face. Mahesh Elkunchwar has tried to present the problems of women were clearly through his plays. The issues handled though appear to be new but, actually the issues were age old, only were never handled. His Sonata presents how a woman is binded in the bonds created by the society and how desperately she tries to free herself from it. On the other hand we can say that the characters are represented to be running away from the situations around them and pretend to be happy which is not the fact.
Kirti Prakash Sangole. Changing face of performing art: A special reference to the changing role of woman in Mahesh Elkunchwar’s “Sonata”. International Journal of English Research, Volume 3, Issue 4, 2017, Pages 01-04