On the evidence of 2500 years of dramatic theory and practice in both East and the West it is reasonable to conclude that plays need not be considered as either performable texts or scriptable performances. They can be and usually are, both. The best play is 630 designed for the page as well as for the stage as is evident from the works of great dramatists like Shakespeare in the West and Bhasa / Kalidasa in the East.
Hence the present study involves the analysis of Bhasa's Ramayana Plays both in terms of Language in Theatre i.e. Dramatic Text composed by the playwright and Language of Theatre i.e. Performance Text designed by the Director for the production of the play.
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