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Playing Around with Śakuntalā: Translating Sanskrit Drama for Performance

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W. J. Johnson

Cardiff UniversityNone
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This paper presents an argument for a particular approach to translating Sanskrit drama for an audience unfamiliar with the conventions of classical Indian theatre, such as rasa theory. It illustrates the approach through an analysis of a well-known verse in Act Four of Kālidāsa’s The Recognition of Śakuntalā.
How to Cite: Johnson, W.J., 2013. Playing Around with Śakuntalā: Translating Sanskrit Drama for Performance. Asian Literature and Translation, 1(2), pp.1–10. DOI: http://doi.org/10.18573/j.2013.10200
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Published on 15 Feb 2013.
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