Sanskrit Play Production in Ancient India

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Motilal Banarsidass Publ., 1995 - Political Science - 446 pages
Sanskrit Play Production in Ancient India moves through three levels of understanding: (1) What the components of the traditional Natya Production are as described in Natyasastra and other ancient Indian dramaturgical works; how they are interrelated and how they are employed in the staging of Rasa-oriented sanskrit plays?Probing deep into the immense reaches of time to India`s archaic past the author pieces together a fascinatingly intricate design of play production down to the units and subunits of expression and executive.
 

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Contents

PART
1
SiddhiSpectatorPerformerRapport
23
RangaThe Playhouse 87
37
THE PLAYTEXT
71
VịttiPravṛtti
109
PART THREE
129
DharmisPractices of Staging
187
Svara Gāna Ātodya
221
In South East Asia China Japan
285
ScenesSequences From
305
Viśākhadatta Mudrārākşasa VII 847
364
Tasks Before a Modern Producer
401
Appendix
411
Select Bibliography
429
Index
443
Copyright

PART FOUR
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Page vii - ... world. This series intends to assemble some of the best books now available on these subjects. Without exaggeration, a series such as this would not have been possible twenty years ago when I first began writing about Indian theatre. At that time little more than a few dozen books comprised the entire field of scholarship in the English language, not to mention the paucity of materials in regional Indian languages. Today that picture has radically changed. Numerous publishers have devoted precious...

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