Comedy, consciousness and the Natyasastra

Meyer-Dinkgräfe, Daniel (2015) Comedy, consciousness and the Natyasastra. In: The Natyasastra and the body in performance: essays on Indian theories of dance and drama. McFarland, Jefferson, North Carolina, pp. 89-98. ISBN 9780786471782

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Against the background of Schiller’s argument that art creates pleasure through beauty, the chapter explores the role of comedy in achieving in the spectator of theatre an experience of pure consciousness. This context is related to the concept of rasa, central to the Natyasastra, and the chapter concludes with reflections about some aspects of comedy in the Natyasastra that may come across as politically incorrect.

Keywords:Drama, The Natyasastra, Comedy
Subjects:W Creative Arts and Design > W410 Acting
W Creative Arts and Design > W400 Drama
Divisions:College of Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts > School of Fine & Performing Arts (Performing Arts)
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Deposited On:20 Jan 2015 17:49

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