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Author: Kamleshdatta Tripathi
Natalia Lidova/Several Contributors
Translator(s)/ Editors(s): Radhavallabh Tripathi
Publisher: D K Printworld
ISBN/UPC (if available): 9788124607220
Natyasastra of Bharatamuni, considered as the fifth Veda, has remained a Samhita with a systematic presentation of conceptual frameworks, theories and practices of Indian theatre for a few millennium years. Every performing art of India (dance–drama) has drawn both theoretical and aesthetics values from Bharata and his Natyasastra, giving continuity to a legacy, as it was written to set models and standards for actors, artisans, and the playwrights. Natyasastra’s discovery in the nineteenth century was a milestone in the world history of aesthetics and theatre. The subsequent researches made Bharata and his theatre a vibrant topic of global dialogue and researches. This has resulted in the discovery of different versions of the Natyasastra.This volume discusses in detail the divergent views on Natyasastra — its origin, concepts, philosophy, history, vrtti, impact on traditional stages, relevance in modern age and stage, and its applicability in post-modern stage. It also vividly talks about the interlinks between Natyasastra and the regional theatre forms with specific focus on south India. It therefore reinstates the fact that the regional theatric traditions have considerably contributed to the restructuring of Natyasastra texts.With deliberations on varied topics, this book proudly announces that Natyasastra is not just a text, but a tradition of theatre that has remained vibrant till today, reminiscent of Indian world-view. And this makes this volume a must-study for "who is who" in the theatric domain.About The Editor:Radhavallabh Tripathi is one of the senior-most professors of Sanskrit in the country. At present he is working as Vice-chancellor of the Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan (deemed university) at Delhi. Widely acclaimed for his original contributions to the study of Natyashastra and Sahityashastra, he has published 129 books, 187 research papers and critical essays as well as translations of more than 30 Sanskrit plays and some classics from Sanskrit into Hindi. He has received more than 25 national and international awards and honours for his literary contributions. He has been authoritatively referred in various research journals on Indology. Research for Ph.D. has either been completed or is being still carried out on his creative writings in Sanskrit, in a number of universities. Some literary journals have published special numbers dedicated to his life and writings.
ContentsForeword Introduction 1. Bharata’s Natyasastra and Traditional Indian Theatre: The Issue of the Identity of Indian Theatre and the Impact of Natyasastric Tradition on the Contemporary Theatre– Kamleshdatta Tripathi2. The Concept of Vrtti in Natyasastra – Natalia Lidova3. Artaud’s Poetics, or Natyasastra and Post-modern Theatre– Lyne Bansat-Boudon4. Natya vs. Greek Tragedy – Klara Gönc5. Natyasastra and Traditional Theatres of South India – Gajanan Hegde6. Some Significant Variants in the Rasa and Bhava Chapters as Recorded in the Newari Manuscripts– Anvita Sharma7. Abhijnanasakuntalam on Modern Stage – Radhavallabh Tripathi8. Syntax of Dance Movements – Sonal Nimbkar and Navjyoti Singh9. Natyasastra and Its Regional Manifestations – Radhavallabh TripathiContributors