The Recognition of Sakuntala: A Play In Seven Acts
OUP Oxford, 19.7.2001 - 192 sivua
KING Yes. I shall release you - SAKUNTALA When? KING When? When, like a bee, I kiss the bud of your unbruised lip And flood my thirsting mouth with nectar. Kalidasa's play about the love of King Dusyanta and Sakuntala, a hermitage girl, their separation by a curse, and eventual reunion, is the supreme work of Sanskrit drama by its greatest poet and playwright (c.4th century CE). Overwhelmingly erotic in tone, in peformance The Recognition of Sakuntala aimed to produce an experience of aesthetic rapture in the audience, akin to certain types of mystical experience. The pioneering English translation of Sakuntala in 1789 caused a sensation among European composers and writers (including Goethe), and it continues to be performed around the world. This vibrant new verse translation includes the famous version of the story from the Mahabharata, a poetic and dramatic text in its own right and a likely source for Kalidasa. The introduction discusses the play in the aesthetic and cultural context of ancient India. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.
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Abhinavagupta Actor-Manager Aditi aesthetic Aloud ANASUYA ANASUYA AND PRIYAMVADA ascetic ashram audience beautiful Bharata birth blossom brahmin CATURIKA CHAMBERLAIN chariot child COURT PRIEST curse Darbha grass darling daughter deer demons Devanagari dharma DOORKEEPER DRIVER Dusyanta duty earth entering epic exits father feel female ascetic ﬂowers forest gandharva GAUTAMI girl gods grove heart hermitage holy honour husband India Indra jasmine Kalidasa’s play kama KANVA King Dusyanta king’s lady Listen looking lord lotus love’s Lunar Dynasty Madhavya Mahabharata Majesty man’s mango MARICA marriage MATALI Menaka Miller nymph Oxford World’s Classics Paurava penance performed Playworld Playworld of Sanskrit Prakrit PRIYAMVADA PRIYAMVADA AND ANASUYA Puru rasa Recognition of Sakuntala reﬂects ring rite ritual sage Sanskrit Drama SANUMATI SARNGARAVA SECOND ASCETIC seer Siva smiling tell Theater of Memory there’s trans translation trees University Press verse Vetravati Victory VIDUSAKA Visvamitra what’s wife women