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The Natyasastra and the body in performance : essays on Indian theories of dance and drama

Author: Sreenath Nair
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Natyasastra is an extensive documentation of terminologies, concepts and methodologies. The aesthetic theory of rasa is central to the Natyasastra, a term widely used in recent debates in aesthetics, philosophy, neuroscience and performance practice. This volume presents 14 scholarly essays exploring the Natyasastra from the multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies"--
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Bharata Muni.; Bharata
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Sreenath Nair
ISBN: 9780786471782 0786471786
OCLC Number: 864097253
Description: viii, 250 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the Natyasastra and performance studies / Sreenath Nair --
Epistemology --
Aesthetics --
Neuroscience --
Kutiyattam --
Transcultural theory and performance practice.
Responsibility: edited by Sreenath Nair ; foreword by M. Krzysztof Byrski.

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"The Natyasastra is an extensive documentation of terminologies, concepts and methodologies. The aesthetic theory of rasa is central to the Natyasastra, a term widely used in recent debates in aesthetics, philosophy, neuroscience and performance practice. This volume presents 14 scholarly essays exploring the Natyasastra from the multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies"--

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"the volume provides suggestive ways not only of considering the impact of a unique, provocative ancient text on India's rich drama and dance cultures but also of understanding Western drama and Read more...

 
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