‘Street plays are always socially and politically topical, and therefore, relevant. They are concerned with the hotly debated issues of the day, and they present their take on these issues with a view to converting the audience to their point of view.
Street plays use the language of the street. They are not written for the upper class theatre aficionado, who is easily shocked by language that is not decorous, and is not supposed to be spoken in the haloed precincts of the theatre. Since the streets contain multitudes, street plays use the language of the multitude. In the process, if they give offence, they have no compunctions about it.
‘My street plays deal with the subject of homosexuality.’ R. Raj Rao
About the Author
R Raj Rao’s third novel, Lady Lolita’s Lover, was released at the Pune International Literary Festival 2015. Earlier in the year, he published his co-translation of the autobiographical work Me Hijra, Me Laxmi by transgender activist Laxminarayan Tripathi.
Rao is the author of the iconic novel The Boyfriend, soon to be made into a major motion picture, and of the novel Hostel Room 131 and the short story collection One Day I Locked My Flat in Soul City. His other work includes poetry, plays, biography, criticism and much non-fiction. Rao teaches in the Department of English, S P Pune University, Pune.
Ten Street Plays
© 2016 by R. Raj Rao
ePUB ISBN: 978-81-929529-3-2
MOBI ISBN: 978-81-929529-2-5
First Edition: April 2016