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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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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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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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Henri Ghéon

Overview page. Subjects: Christianity — Theatre.

(1875–1944),

French Catholic writer. He tried to build up a Christian theatre, producing his own plays and working with a company of young RCs which he founded in 1924. Many of...

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Kalidasa

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

(c.4th–5th century ce)

Widely considered the greatest Sanskrit dramatist and poet. He almost certainly lived in northern

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Kathak

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

Classical dance of north India. In the olden days stories from the epics and mythology were narrated by professional story-tellers

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