Abasuram Drama: Direction and Characterization - A Study

அபசுரம் நாடக ஆற்றுகை: நெறியாள்கை வெளியும் பாத்திரவார்ப்பும் - ஓர் பங்குகொள் ஆய்வு

  • S Chandrakumar Senior Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, Eastern University, Sri Lanka
Keywords: Absurd drama, Symbol drama, Casting, Caricature performance system, Performance centered


Apsura drama caused great twists in the history of Eelam Tamilans. The 1960s saw the emergence of a number of theatrical theories to express the inherent feelings of world drama and gave them new styles in the arena. They stood on different platforms in the theatrical setting and outside the performance, focusing on the viewers and twisting their mental congestion to create clarity and taste. Absurd theatrical style also led to the development of new forms of action to bring their own unique inward expression to the history of the theater. The body language of the performer, the way the voice is expressed with fluctuations, and the stage movement gave a great turn. In its absurd style, Samuel Beckett wrote the play waiting for Godot. Waiting for changed the already built-in font structure, performance mode, its acting, and stage movement, giving the viewer a new experience. The way language is handled in acting, the way it is spoken, the way it moves abnormally on stage, the meaning extends to acting with other character. The author N. Sundaralingam revealed in 1968 that the play Apasuram was written in the same style. It is a symbolic play that expresses the socio-cultural and political expression of the time. He brought the performance to a standstill in 1975. Ordained by the College of Theater in 1978 and by the expatriate A.C. Thasicius in 1991. It was incorporated into Sri Lankan universities after 1991 in its full form and was developed in 2018 by a oneyear internship under the guidance of Senior Lecturer in Fine Arts, Eastern University, S. Chandrakumar. It was staged at the Nallaiya Hall on March 27 at the 2019 World Drama Festival. Voluntary, in order to respond to theatrical ethnographers, worked with self-discovery and invented new absurd modesty and evolved with creativity. The characters were shown on the stage shaking the body, moving, talking, lip muscle face, eye expression. The purpose of this study is to reveal the structure of the performance, the way in which it is characterized by ethics, and the impact of cultural performance sophistication.

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