by Anuru Ranjan Mishra | 2015 | 106,293 words
This page relates ‘Nataka (critical study)’ of the English study of the Dasarupaka of Dhananjaya: an important work on Hindu dramaturgy (Natya-shastra) from the tenth century dealing with the ten divisions of Sanskrit drama (nata), describing their technical aspects and essential dramaturgical principals. These ten types of drama are categorised based on the plot (vastu), hero (neta) and sentiment (rasa)
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The aim of this chapter is to provide the critical study of the rules of Nāṭaka, as given by the Nāṭyaśāstra and the Daśarūpaka, the two most valuable works in the dramaturgy. In addition, it is meant to provide the study and the application of rules of drama in the play “Mudrārākṣasa”, to justify its status as a Nāṭaka.