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DetailsIn the book Dance Like A Man: A Stage Play In Two Acts, the author documents the life of Lata, a young girl caught between the ambitions of her parents and her desire to marry the man of her choice. 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 and 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 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 times. About the Author: "Mahesh Dattani is a playwright, screenwriter, film-maker and stage director with several scripts and productions to his credit. As a writer, he was awarded the prestigious Sahitya Akademi award in 1998. He has directed and scripted critically acclaimed films like Mango Soufflé and Morning Raga. His screenplays, along with his stage plays, have been published by Penguin. Dattani is also a workshop facilitator for several writing and acting courses, having conducted workshops in many parts of the world, most notably at Portland State University in Oregon, USA. He has collaborated with international theatre companies like Border Crossings, most recently at Shanghai with Chinese, Swedish and English actors. He also writes scripts for BBC Radio 4. His current works include a stage adaptation of Paulo Coelhos classic best-seller The Alchemist and also the script of Brief Candle, directed by Lillete Dubey."
SKU Code IBD B 246 Weight in Kg 0.0600 Brand Bookwomb Dispatch Period in Days 3 ISBN No. 9780143062080 Author Name Mahesh Dattani Publisher Name PENGUIN INDIA