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Reed College Theatre Thesis: "Shakuntala: The Integration of Sanskrit Drama and Epic theatre"

Reed College Theatre Thesis: "Shakuntala: The Integration of Sanskrit Drama and Epic theatre"

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A Thesis Presented to The Division of The Arts Reed College In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Arts by Indumathi Manohar May 2012 Approved for the Division (Theatre) by Kathleen Worley.

This thesis explores the correspondences and differences between Sanskrit drama and Bertolt Brecht’s Epic theatre in relation to Vasudha Dalmia-Lüderitz’s article entitled “To Be More Brechtian is to Be More Indian: On the Theatre of Habib Tanvir ” Directorial approaches of Brecht, Tanvir and Manohar are examined in the context of their source performance traditions and target cultures. Research was conducted in conjunction with a production that integrated techniques from both approaches to theatre in an English adaptation of Kalidasa's 5th century Sanskrit play Abhignanashakuntalam entitled: "Shakuntala: An Indian Fairytale" at the Reed College Mainstage Theatre in Portland OR on December 1-3rd 2011.

A Thesis Presented to The Division of The Arts Reed College In Partial Fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree Bachelor of Arts by Indumathi Manohar May 2012 Approved for the Division (Theatre) by Kathleen Worley.

This thesis explores the correspondences and differences between Sanskrit drama and Bertolt Brecht’s Epic theatre in relation to Vasudha Dalmia-Lüderitz’s article entitled “To Be More Brechtian is to Be More Indian: On the Theatre of Habib Tanvir ” Directorial approaches of Brecht, Tanvir and Manohar are examined in the context of their source performance traditions and target cultures. Research was conducted in conjunction with a production that integrated techniques from both approaches to theatre in an English adaptation of Kalidasa's 5th century Sanskrit play Abhignanashakuntalam entitled: "Shakuntala: An Indian Fairytale" at the Reed College Mainstage Theatre in Portland OR on December 1-3rd 2011.

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Published by: Indumathi Manohar on Nov 30, 2012
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