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History of Indian Theatre (Volume III)

M L Varadpande (Author)
Synopsis Here is a ingeniously written story of Indian classical Sanskrit theatre covering the span of several centuries. The volume contains refreshing, intellectually stimulating essays on Bhasa, Ashvaghosha, Kalidasa, Shudraka, Vishakhadatta, Sriharsha, Bhavabhuti, Krishnamisra Yati and Jayadeva. Product of world’s one of the most ancient and vibrant civilization dramatic literature in Sanskrit reflects the exuberance of human emotions. Adjacent to mainstream theatre there are unique forms of popular drama, Bhana and Prahasana, full of fun, frolic and wit exposing ‘other side’ of human nature. These burlesque farces form the theme of a special chapter. Here is a landmark survey of Sanskrit dramatic literature in the overall context of Indian history, culture and art.
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About the author

M L Varadpande

Associated with universities, academic bodies, drama schools and institutions in various capacities M.L. Varadpande is known for his ingenious writing on Indian art, literature and culture. His books include: History of Indian Theatre Vol. I, II, III; Mahabharata in Performance; Krishna Theatre in India; Religion and Theatre; Ancient Indian & Indo-Greek Theatre; Invitation to Indian Theatre; Critique of Indian Theatre (Edited); Traditional Indian Theatre; Dictionary of Indian Theatre.

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Title History of Indian Theatre (Volume III)
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2005
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 8170174309
length 46+345p., Col. & B/w Plates; Bibliography; Index; 29cm.