Classical Theatre

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Dr P. Ramachandrasekhar
The Indian conception of aesthetics was propelled by the highest objective of self-improvement. Among the various art forms that emerged, drama was considered to be the foremost on account of it being a conglomeration of dance, music and acting. The aphorism natakantam kavitvam, the litmus test of…
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Nandini Ramani
Abhijnanasakuntalam, the well-known Sanskrit play by Kalidasa, narrates the trials of love faced by the heroine Sakuntala. The Samskrit Ranga, the theatre space established by Sanskrit scholar V. Raghavan, presented the stage adaption of the play at the Kalidasa Festival at Ujjain on 22 Novermber…
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V. Sumithra
Nāṭyaśāstra of Bharata, the earliest available treatise on dramaturgy, is believed to be the root of ancient Indian theatre. In this work, the important role played by music (both vocal and instrumental) in the conception of ancient Indian theatre is discussed in detail in about seven chapters (…
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Nandini Ramani
The Samskrita Ranga was founded on 16th November 1958 by Dr V. Raghavan—a great visionary, an illustrious Sanskrit Scholar and a pioneer in Sanskrit Theatre. One of his major aims was to promote Sanskrit language and its literature through the staging of authentic Sanskrit plays. This mission,…
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Nandini Ramani
Dr V. Raghavan (1908-79) was a polymath Sanskritist who made several seminal contributions to fields ranging from aesthetic theory, Sanskrit language and literature, music and musicology to dance and Indian heritage in general. He was trained in Sanskrit both in the gurukula parampara and in the…
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