Eclecticism in the Plays of Girish Karnad

H N Vishwakarma


In the contemporary Indian English drama, Girish Karnad is a great icon who has given a new dimension in playwriting. He has explored new dramatic techniques by combining native and western techniques. He has not followed any particular tradition and style. Karnad plays are based on the themes taken from myths, folktales and history. He has endeavored to relate the past with the present to make a convincing blend of fact and fiction. He selected best things from the available sources and made it new. As an eclectic playwright Karnad has chosen best things from available resources. He does not imitate blindly the techniques and styles of his predecessors. He has added and modified his plots according to the requirement of situation.


Exploration; Eclecticism; Myth; Dimension; Convincing; Fact and fiction

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