*Bondeni Sravan Kumar.
M.A English,B.Ed (Osmania University),SET.
M.A English,M.Ed(Osmania University),SET.
Nagu Bhukya, M.A English (Osmania University)
Drama is a genre, which is an audio visual medium for the expression of human feelings and emotions. In simple words drama is a mimetic representation of life. Indian drama has a long saga. Dramas sometimes were written and depicted the techniques of myth, Yakshagana, Suthradhara, and Dramatic Irony which are considered to be great dramatic techniques. In the ancient period, great epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata also attempted to show these kinds of dramatic techniques which are likely to be endangered.
In the modern era, dramatist like Girish Karnad used these kinds of techniques which were used in the great epics. So, Karnad tried to re invent these techniques in his play Nagamandala.
This paper mainly talks about how ancient dramatic techniques were re invented and popularised in the plays of Girish Karnad.
Key Words: Drama, Genre, Myth, Techniques, Epics, Dramatic Irony.