Dr C Rajendran

Professor of Sanskrit, University of Calicut

   Aug 05

Living Traditions of Natyasastra

Contents:

Preface.
1. Natyasastra and India theatre/Radhavallabh Tripathi.
2. Performance according to Natyasastra/C. Rajendran.
3. Play production in ancient India/N.V.P. Unithiri.
4. Two controversial aspects of Bharata’s theatre/Radhavallabha Tripathi.
5. Bharata’s Natyasastra and the theatric universe of Kalidasa/Radhavallabh Tripathi.
6. Music in Natyasastra/C. Rajendran.
7. Kutiyattam the Sanskrit theatre with a regional idiom/C. Rajendran.
8. Bhasa plays on Kerala’s stage/N.P. Unni.
9. Folk elements in classical theatre/Radhavallabh Tripathi.
10. Folk elements in Kerala’s Sanskrit theatre/C. Rajendran.
11. Comic relief by non-Vidusaka characters in Kutiyattam/L.S. Rajagopalan.
12. Rajasekhara’s contribution to Indian theatre/Radhavallabh Tripathi.
13. Krsnanattam the Sanskrit dance drama of Kerala/K.N. Neelakantan Elayath.
14. Kerala’s traditional shadow puppet theatre/T. Vasudevan.
15. Natyadharmi and Lokadharmi/V. Kaladharan.
16. Natyasastra traditions in Bengali theatre/Meera Chakravarty.
17. Natyasastra and the present-day Bharatanatyam tradition/Sucheta Chapekar.
18. Natyasastra and classical dance-an overview/C. Panduranga Bhatta.
19. Elements of the Natyasastra in Yaksagana/G.S. Hegde.
20. The role of Sutradhara in modern theatre/N.R. Gramaprakash.

An outstanding collection of articles showing the amazing continuity of the Natyasastra tradition in India’s performance arts.

Delhi, New Bharatiya Book Corporation, 2002, vi, 190 p.,
16 Colour photographs, $61. ISBN 81-87418-46-X.

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