Eastern Theatre Lecture

Eastern Theatre Lecture - THA 101 Notes 02/18/2008 Eastern...

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THA 101 Notes 02/18/2008 Eastern Theatre Lecture Indian Theatre Rama Yama – book of epics Mahabharata - (Hindu text) Key = 2 Indian race history of the people Sanskrit drama – India’s oldest language and theatrical practice. 100BC -100AD = Flourishing time in India Rhama -looking at a messed up world created theatre where everyone was involved, no class lines, contains every bit of knowledge of the group. Natyasatra – similar to Aristotle’s poetics in West. Manuscript that looks into past and tells us what things looked like. Gives us a good view. Focus on ancient Indian theatre was not on text but more the performance of what the test is saying to us. Rasa – mood of felt feeling. 8 special Rasas 1) Love 2) Happiness 3) Sadness 4) Wrath-anger 5) Vigor –energy 6) Disgust 7) The terrible 8) The marvelous 9 th Rasa = peace and contemptments Staging in ancient India is minimal Plays have a quest of a hero who always wins and is successful Always achieves duty, sensual pleasure, and wealth.
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course THA 101 taught by Professor Gross during the Spring '08 term at University of Miami.

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