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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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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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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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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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Chingiz Aitmatov

Overview page. Subjects: Theatre — Islam.

(b. Sheker, Soviet Khirgizia, 12 Dec. 1928)

Author of novels, short stories, film scripts and plays. His most famous play, written with Kaltai Mukhamedzhanov, is Voskhozhdenie na...

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Collier, Jeremy

Eric Salmon.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 5433 words.

Collier, Jeremy (1650–1726), anti-theatrical polemicist and bishop of the nonjuring Church of England, was born on 23 September 1650 at Stow-cum-Quy, Cambridgeshire, son of Jeremy Collier,...

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Genest, John

Joseph Knight.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 289 words.

Genest, John (1764–1839), theatre historian and Church of England clergyman, was the second son of John Genest of Dunkeswell, Devon. He was educated at Westminster School, London, was...

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Gosson, Stephen

Arthur F. Kinney.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Theatre; Protestantism and Protestant Churches. 1700 words.

Gosson, Stephen (bap. 1554, d. 1625), anti-theatrical polemicist and Church of England clergyman, was baptized as the eldest son and second child of Cornelius Gosson and Agnes Oxenbridge on...

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