Nair, Sreenath (2011) Rasa and the implied meaning of Natyasastra. In: International Natyasastra Conference, 8-10 March 2011, Varanasi, India.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Keynote)|
|Divisions:||College of Arts > Lincoln School of Performing Arts|
|Abstract:||The Natyashastra (BC200-AD200), the Indian manual on theatre and performance, in its very nature offers some deeper understanding and richer experience of the art of theatre. It is a discourse on the art of the actor which unfolds on many levels with complex layering of esthetic and philosophical discussions investigating the nature and dynamics of the art of theatre. The Natyasastra has implicit and explicit meanings. On the surface level, the text explains various physical techniques, dramatic structure, multiple dimensions of space and time as a system of knowledge. The explicit meaning of the Natyasastra is about theatrical discourse of meaning. The implicit meaning of the text clarifies the perceptual modalities involved in a performance event, and Rasa is the term used in the Natyasastra to explain this actor/spectator dynamics. The paper will investigate the importance of the concept of rasa within the context of the current debates in performance studies about|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jan 2011 11:33|
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