DOI: 10.15864/ijelts.5401 ISSN: 2639-7412

A Critical Study on Women's Language in Indian English Drama

Tapas Kumar Barman

The function of language is associated with the verbal code. It becomes important when the verbal code itself becomes the central theme of a dialogue. Language has a key position in drama as it is, like in real life, the most important means of communication on stage. It has to be regarded as the one basic feature of drama that is related to both the dramatic characters and the action. Language in drama is represented as spoken language or, in other words, as speech. Dramatic utterances are poly functional: they can have several functions at the same time, both in the internal and the external communication system. The present paper aims to show women 's language used by both male and female playwrights and the essential rebellious spirit against the male chauvinism and talked of women's emancipation, individuality, and their socio -economic and political equality in present day society. Women performed in the earlier phase very happily to the script written by male playwrights. Though many male playwrights talked about women's issues, their presentation lacked the authentic ring of women's emotions and feelings.The women playwrights who are remembered for their remarkable contribution are Deena Mehta, Manjula Padmanabhan, Polie Sengupta whose texts have been discussed here. They have introduced new subjects affecting the feminine psyche using their language and technique.

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