The Festive Drama club
A Discourse community is group of communicators with a common goal or interest that adopt certain ways to communicate with each other and also with the society. Discussion of this topic reminds me of “The Festive Drama Club” which I joined five years ago. This is basically a dramatics group of 43 members in Ferozepur area of Punjab, India. Members of the Drama Club includes the head(manager), heads of different departments like costumes and many other. Club members use to perform dramas, mime acts and other acts at the time of festivals in the schools and local auditorium. I used to be the property and costumes head of the club and all the members were the locals of my area, 3 of the them were from my colony. I personally feel this club to be a discourse community because of the common interests of the members in drama and also the specific linguistic practices of the members of club with each other.
The linguistic practices of this club gives the clear evidence of its being a discourse community. The Club members uses the written language practices like the advertising posters and online advertisement through Facebook to let people know about the activities of the club. The posters include the highlighted name of the club and brief information about its drama practices. Sometimes special notes like the search for new members and the information about the shows is also provided on the posters. I also came to know about the club from one such poster which was present on the notice board of my school. Poster has the information of the hunt for new members and the information of the office of the club was also given where the Club manager was going to meet the interested candidates. Being interested in artistic work, the same day I went their office and had a meeting with the manager of the club. During that meeting I came to know that there are certain other written linguistic...