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The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by Sreenath Nair (review)

The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by... Srinivasan, Doris M. 2006. "Royalty's Courtesans and God's Mortal Wives: Keepers of Culture in Colonial India." In The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, ed. M. Feldman and B. Gordon, 161­181. New York: Oxford University Press. Vanita, Ruth, and Saleem Kidwai, eds. 2000. Same-Sex Love in India. New York: Palgrave. THE NATYASASTRA AND THE BODY IN PERFORMANCE: ESSAYS ON INDIAN THEORIES OF DANCE AND DRAMA. Edited by Sreenath Nair. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2015. 260 pp. Cloth, ebook, $49.95. This book edited by Sreenath Nair engages a broad academic readership, contouring substantial studies on Natyasastra from multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies--epistemological, aesthetic, scientific, religious, ethnological, and practical. The introduction by the editor and fourteen further essays by a mixture of leading scholars deliberately foster its readers to renew their scholarly understanding of the most comprehensive treatise on drama: the Natyasastra. This winning combination of essays with a highly elevated sense of the contemporary stand on performance studies results in not merely a book but an asset to a wide range of students, academics, scholars, and practitioners of dance and drama, not limited to Indian and intercultural theatre, but also incorporating contemporary dance, theatre, and performance studies. As Bryski http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Natyasastra and the Body in Performance: Essays on Indian Theories of Dance and Drama ed. by Sreenath Nair (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 32 (2) – Sep 14, 2015

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Srinivasan, Doris M. 2006. "Royalty's Courtesans and God's Mortal Wives: Keepers of Culture in Colonial India." In The Courtesan's Arts: Cross-Cultural Perspectives, ed. M. Feldman and B. Gordon, 161­181. New York: Oxford University Press. Vanita, Ruth, and Saleem Kidwai, eds. 2000. Same-Sex Love in India. New York: Palgrave. THE NATYASASTRA AND THE BODY IN PERFORMANCE: ESSAYS ON INDIAN THEORIES OF DANCE AND DRAMA. Edited by Sreenath Nair. Jefferson, NC: McFarland and Company, 2015. 260 pp. Cloth, ebook, $49.95. This book edited by Sreenath Nair engages a broad academic readership, contouring substantial studies on Natyasastra from multiple perspectives of Indian performance studies--epistemological, aesthetic, scientific, religious, ethnological, and practical. The introduction by the editor and fourteen further essays by a mixture of leading scholars deliberately foster its readers to renew their scholarly understanding of the most comprehensive treatise on drama: the Natyasastra. This winning combination of essays with a highly elevated sense of the contemporary stand on performance studies results in not merely a book but an asset to a wide range of students, academics, scholars, and practitioners of dance and drama, not limited to Indian and intercultural theatre, but also incorporating contemporary dance, theatre, and performance studies. As Bryski

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 14, 2015

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