by Anuru Ranjan Mishra | 2015 | 106,293 words
This page relates ‘Technical Aspects of a Vyayoga’ 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)
In the Dūtavākya, Bhāsa has used the technical aspects like:
- prologue (sthāpanā),
- aside (ātmagata, svagata),
- aloud (prakāśam),
- conversation with imaginary person (ākāśabhāṣita) and (nepathya),
- confidential dialogue (apavārita) and
- epilogue (bharatavākya).
Bhāsa starts with:
There is no use of benedictory verse before the prologue.
In prologue, the stage manager recites benedictory stanza:
“pādaḥ pāyādupendrasya………tanutāmranakhena khe”.