Dasarupaka (critical study)
by Anuru Ranjan Mishra | 2015 | 106,293 words
Summary: An English study of the Dasarupaka of Dhananjaya, one of the most important works on Hindu dramaturgy from the tenth century, taking its basic information from the Natya-shastra. The Dasharupaka deals with the ten divisions of Sanskrit dramas and explains for each type their technical principals and essential dramaturgical aspects.
The ten types of Drama, based on the plot (vastu), hero (neta) and sentiment (rasa), are classified as follows: 1) Nataka, 2) Prakarana, 3) Bhana, 4) Vithi, 5) Dima, 6) Ihamriga, 7) Samavakara, 8) Vyayoga, 9) Anka and 10) Prahasana.
Other titles include: Dhanañjaya (दशरूपक), (धनञ्जय) Dhanaṃjaya (धनंजय), Dhanamjaya.
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