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Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre-Part III

Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre-Part III

The classical theatre of Kerala rests on the solid foundation laid down in Vyangyavyakhya (VV)  As I had mentioned before Kulasekhara had made two innovations in the performance of  those days – retrospection and suggestive acting. Retrospection: The direction given by the texts at the entry of every character is “tatah pravishati”, which means enter...

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Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre – Part II

Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre – Part II

The writer, who edited the work Vyangyavyakhya, explains the circumstances that led to the scholar from Prameswaramangalam reaching Mahodayapuram at the invitation of the king, and how he began to write the acting manual by watching the drama enacted by the king

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Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre- Part 1

Aesthetics of Dhvani in Theatre- Part 1

The writer, who edited the work Vyangyavyakhya explains the concept of Dhvani and how theatre art forms in Kerala deviated from NatyaShastra by allowing the actor to transgress the text through a transformation of roles and by creating his own text.

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Dasamam Koothu: A Rare Variant of Nangiarkoothu

Dasamam Koothu: A Rare Variant of Nangiarkoothu

Dr Aparna Nangiar has made history again by presenting Dasamam Koothu for the second time over a gap of seven years. This time it was at the home of Kaimukku Raman Akkithiripad at Kodakara in Thrissur district, on August 5, 6 and 7.

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Ammannur Madhava Chakyar: The Legend Who Lived and Breathed Koodiyattam – Part 1

Ammannur Madhava Chakyar: The Legend Who Lived and Breathed Koodiyattam – Part 1

On the 13th death anniversary of Koodiyattam exponent Padmabhushan Guru Ammannur Madhava Chakyar, Ammannur Chachu Chakyar Smaraka Gurukulam, Irinjalakuda, Thrissur conducted the annual gurusmarana Koodiyattam festival. Writer and Koodiyattam aficionado K.V Ramanathan remembered the Koodiyattam guru through an interactive discussion with his daughter and journalist Renu Ramanath.

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The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

The Genesis of Sanskrit Theatre – Part I

Dating back to the pre-Buddha period and evolved through the Vedic times, the Sanskrit theatre was influenced by various philosophers and scholars. The art form was then redefined by Bharata’s Natyasastra.

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