Labhshankar Jadavji Thaker's most important contribution in drama centres on not only rejecting the commercial theatre formulae but also leaving behind the absurdist fashion, with Madhu Rye. Madhu Rye led a writers' workshop in the 1970s. His plays Marijavani majha i.e. 'Pleasure of Dying' in 1979, Vriksha or 'Tree' in 1981, Pilu gulab ane him i.e. 'Yellow Rose and F' in 1982, Mansukhlal Majithia in 1983, and Kahe koyal shor machaye i.e. 'Why the Koel Cries So Loudly' in 1985 are considered refreshingly stylized, pointing to a totally new direction in Gujarati theatre. Some were staged by both professional and experimental groups. Vriksha and Mansukhlal Majithia are disturbing studies of degenerated human values. He was a sensitive performer. Thaker also acted some of the shorter pieces showing how he visualized dramatic language.
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