Madhyasthana, aka: Madhyasthāna, Madhya-sthana; 2 Definition(s)
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Natyashastra (theatrics and dramaturgy)
Madhyasthāna (मध्यस्थान, “middle voice”) refers to one of three “voices” (sthāna). According to the Nāṭyaśāstra, these three voices are part of the ‘vocal representation’ (vācika), which is used in communicating the meaning of the drama and calling forth the sentiment (rasa). The term is used throughout nāṭyaśāstra literature.
The middle (madhya) voice is to be produced from the chest.Source: Wisdom Library: Nāṭya-śāstra
Natyashastra (नाट्यशास्त्र, nāṭyaśāstra) refers to both the ancient Indian tradition (śāstra) of performing arts, (nāṭya, e.g., theatrics, drama, dance, music), as well as the name of a Sanskrit work dealing with these subjects. It also teaches the rules for composing dramatic plays (nataka) and poetic works (kavya).
Languages of India and abroad
1) the middle station.
2) the middle space; i. e. air.
3) a neutral region.
Derivable forms: madhyasthānam (मध्यस्थानम्).
Madhyasthāna is a Sanskrit compound consisting of the terms madhya and sthāna (स्थान).Source: DDSA: The practical Sanskrit-English dictionary
Sanskrit, also spelled संस्कृतम् (saṃskṛtam), is an ancient language of India commonly seen as the grandmother of the Indo-European language family. Closely allied with Prakrit and Pali, Sanskrit is more exhaustive in both grammar and terms and has the most extensive collection of literature in the world, greatly surpassing its sister-languages Greek and Latin.
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