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Abhinavagupta

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Aesthetics and Philosophy of Art — Religious Studies — Indian Music — Hinduism.

(c.975–1025)

Greatest of the Kashmiri Śaiva theologians. His works deal with the theoretical, yogic, and ritual

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Austin, Ven. George Bernard

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Literature; Publishing; Religion. 158 words.

Born 16 July 1931; s of Oswald Hulton Austin and Evelyn Austin; m 1962, Roberta Anise Thompson; one s

Archdeacon of York, 1988–99, now Emeritus;...

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Bateman, Isabel Emilie

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 4 words.

See Bateman, Hezekiah Linthicum

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Beaumont of Whitley

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Media Studies; Performing Arts; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Literature; Publishing; Religion. 340 words.

MA (Oxon)

Born 22 Nov. 1928; o s of Major and Hon. Mrs M. W. Beaumont; m 1955, Mary Rose Wauchope; one s two d...

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Bellew [formerly Higgin], John Chippendale Montesquieu

Rosemary Mitchell.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Performing Arts; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 882 words.

Bellew [formerly Higgin], John Chippendale Montesquieu (1823–1874), popular preacher and public reader, was born at Lancaster on 3 August 1823. He was the only child of an infantry officer,...

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Bhāgavata

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Indian Music — Hinduism — Religious Studies.

1 A term widely applied to Vaiṣṇavas (i.e. devotees of Viṣṇu and Kṛṣṇa) of all traditions.

2 The name

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Bharata Muni

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Hinduism — Indian Music.

The name of the legendary sage and mythical first ‘actor’ to whom ‘The Drama Manual’ (Nāṭyaśāstra) is ascribed.

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Bharata Nāṭyam

Overview page. Subjects: Indian Music — Hinduism — Indian Music — Dance.

The most widely practised and the most popular classical dance form of south India. Bharata Nāṭyam, in itspresent form,

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Bhasa

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Hinduism.

(early: c.4th cent. ce?).

Hindu dramatist. His works were lost until 1912, when thirteen plays attributed to him were published, including the admired Svapna-vāsavadatta.

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Bhavabhuti

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Hinduism.

(c.700 ce)

An outstanding Sanskrit poet and dramatist, three of whose works survive: Mālatīmādhava, Mahāviracarita, and Uttararāmacarita, the latter two based on parts of the...

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