Drama involves the sensibilities of the dramatist and the viewers. Though the dramatist writes a play with a particular end in view, ultimately it is the viewer who shares unique perspectives on the dimensions of the play. Europe has witnessed several experimental manoeuvers in drama and each production is a reflection of the age in which it has been produced. The course traces the origin if drama, moves on to discuss drama from various parts of the world and then specifically analyses select plays of Henrik Ibsen, Bertolt Brecht, Samuel Beckett and Eugene Ionesco, who have significantly contributed to the growth of European drama and served as the impetus for several dramatic improvisations thereof. Thereby, the development of theatre and the emergence of drama as one of the most effective modes of communication is evinced.