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10 thoughts on “Dance Like a Man

  1. says:

    What an absolute stunning piece of writing this book isJust like the dance the story flows in one elegant pace The pauses that a dancer takes to being out the beauty of the craft are where Dattani takes you back and forth with his narration The past haunting the present days skeletons tumbling out people livin

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    ' Dance like a Man' by Mahesh Dattani is a two act play having 8 characters Jairajold Ratna old Jairaj young Ratna young Latadaughter of Jairaj Ratna Viswas love interest of Lata and Amritlal father of Jairaj The play begins with Viswas coming to Lata's home to introduce him to her parents and discuss about marriage proposal Jairaj and Ratna were dancers by profession and they had instilled the art in their

  3. says:

    This play may seem very drab in the beginning but there are gems of conflict repression dedication feminism patriarchy the love for art prostitution politics and much underlying itThe characters have different voices and opinions Th

  4. says:

    A play that revolves around the conflict and bitterness between a dancer couple portraying their gradual breakdown as they grow apart

  5. says:

    What an engrossing play about intricate human relationships husband wife father son mother daughter Beautiful use of the techniue of

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    SO OBSESSED WITH THIS PLAY

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    A woman in the man's world may be considered as being progressive But a man in a woman's world is pathetic Says Amritlal the staunch patriarch A wonderful exploration to the myriad forms of gender identity this boo

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    Out of all the plays I've read so far in my course this has to be my favourite one Not only do I find the dialogue uite realistic but the themes in the story and the characters are so well developed in play that is not long at all

  9. says:

    Great play with so many things to be looked at The way Jairaj's character has been used and misused by others is worth noticing You

  10. says:

    Such a captivating and layered play Thoroughly enjoy the nuances of gender roles everytime I read it The fast paced narrative witty repartee and characters dancing between good and bad adds to the realism of the text Would definitely recommend it if you're into social drama

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Review Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Mahesh Dattani

Nd discussions that follow the fissures in the relationship between Jairaj and Ratna begin to explode into high strung battles which lead back to their own youth and the tragedy that lies at the heart of their discord The younger couple have their own issues to contend with the obvious mismatch between the two sets of parents the arguments over Lata's career. SO OBSESSED WITH THIS PLAY

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Dance Like a Man

As a dancer after marriage and most unsettling of all Lata's attempt to balance her parents' ambition with her own needs and desires A brilliant study of human relationships and weaknesses framed by the age old battle between tradition and youthful rebellion Dance Like a Man has been hailed as one of the best works of the dramatic imagination in recent time. Out of all the plays I ve read so far in my course this has to be my favourite one Not only do I find the dialogue uite realistic but the themes in the story and the characters are so well developed in play that is not long at all

Review Æ eBook, ePUB or Kindle PDF Õ Mahesh Dattani

Jairaj Parekh and his wife Ratna ageing Bharatanatyam dancers are engaged in finding a substitute mridangam player to accompany their daughter Lata at her performance at a high profile dance festival Lata in the meantime nervously awaits the meeting between her parents and Viswas the young man she wishes to marry When the four meet and in the conversations a. Dance like a Man by Mahesh Dattani is a two act play having 8 characters Jairajold Ratna old Jairaj young Ratna young Latadaughter of Jairaj Ratna Viswas love interest of Lata and Amritlal father of Jairaj The play begins with Viswas coming to Lata s home to introduce him to her parents and discuss about marriage proposal Jairaj and Ratna were dancers by profession and they had instilled the art in their daughter from her childhood Now ten days to come it is Lata s first stage performance infront of delegates from across the country For this Ratna had spent many sleepless nights and it is surely a dream coming true to watch her daughter s live performance She has been waiting for this particular life changing moment of her daughter to see accolades pouring in and newspapers headlining with rave reviews on her performanceThis play has two time frames often taking us back from present to 1940 s where we get through a different kind of story between young pair of Jairaj Ratna and Amritlal Ruptures between an adamant foolish father blindfolded with stupified beliefs on dance and dancers and a son who treats dance as a divine thing than a hobby or profession holds the heart of the play The screenplay and dialogues in this time frame is so bewitching What stands out in the compete play is nuanced characterisation of Jairaj and Ratna in both the time frames We somehow observe right from the start a deeply dejected dismayed Jairaj in the cloak of subservience and submission and an unvented regret and apathy disguised in anger in Ratna s gestures and words the reasons of which starts peeling off one by one In just 80 pages of play Mahesh Dattani has deftly ingested many elements such as a helpless pair having passion on art a mother s eagerness to push her daughter to fame not to mention the back door ways she was left to choose also at the frills of plot line he has emphasized an unspoken yet not so uncommon issue of selfishness deception and jealousy that flows as a translucent air between husband and wife of same profession The story of a play is to be told to be understood in the flow of conversations and here lies the beauty of reading the play The switching of time frames is explained to us including the change of properties set on stage which comforts a reader to visualise the scene vividly This is my first play and I loved it so so much I feel I have started reading plays with the best one I highly recommend this to all especially who wants to start reading plays as this is an apt play to start with