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Theory of Drama
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4th century action actors and actresses ancient India artistic Ashvaghosha audience Bharata Bhasa Bhavabhuti Brahmin Buddha Buddhist called caste century A.D. Chanakya Chandragupta's Chapter Charudatta classical drama classical Sanskrit drama comedies contemporary convey courtesan dance and music devotion dialogues doubt drama proper dramatic element dramatic performance dramatists Dushyanta elaborate emotion epic evoke sentiment excellent feeling genius Greek hall Harsha hero hero's heroine influence Kalidasa king king's later literary literature Mahabharata maiden Malatimadhava Malavikagnimitra Meghaduta mind Mrichchhakatika Mudrarakshasa Nagananda Nataka Natyashastra nine Acts Patanjali playwright plot poet poetic poetry political popular portrayed Prakrit present principal characters prose purpose queen Rakshasa Rama Ramayana Rasa Ratnavali reciters recognised references Rigveda Samaveda scene scholars Shakuntala shows Shudra Shudraka side-hero Sita speaks Prakrit spectator stage story Sutradhara theatre theme theorists theory of drama tragic sentiment troupes types of drama Udayana Uttararamacharita Vasantasena Vedas Vedic period Vidushaka writers