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Understanding stage life characters

with Ramu Ramanathan

Every playwright tries to achieve a covert subtext through his or her plays to communicate with the audience through multiple layers

- Ramu Ramanathan

Ramu Ramanathan

Ramu Ramanathan; A playwright-director and indigenous citizen of India. And today we will try and understand some basics about stage life characters. Ramu is deeply concerned with the socio-political world of today, and is a living encyclopaedia of arts and activism happening around us… He has got many plays to his credit, to name a few, Cotton 56, Polyester 84; Jazz; Comrade Kumbhakarna; and more recently, Postcards From Bardoli.

Gyan session

Who or what is an Antagonist and a Protagonist?
Do societies define hero, heroins & villains, do hero and villains guide societies or is there an absolute hero and a villain?
India is a land where antagonist and protagonist are worshipped equally. Whats your process of defining them?
What could be parameters to gauge a character since a very subjective thing? It’s a question to become a better audience?
If there is a gun in the first act then it should fire in the third. How true it is and how have you used it in your plays?