ix, 335p., App., Bib., 25 cm. (Encyclopaedia of Indian Theatre, Vol. 3)
CONTENTS:- Preface; Introduction; 1. Plays of Kalidasa; 2. Plays in performance; 3. Epics in performance; 4. Inventory of epics in drama form and other genres; 5. Life of Kalidasa in performance; 6. Inventory of Kalidasa's life in drama and other genres; 7. Life and works of Kalidasa through cinema; 8. Kalidasa drama through visual arts; 9. Malavikagnimitra; 10. Vikramorvasiyam; 11. Abhijnasakuntalam; 12. Bio-critical studies : 13. Doctoral thesis :
Series III quickly establish itself as the standard resources on 'Kalidasa'-the great master of ancient Indian drama. Copiously illustrated with invaluable and rare photographs, this is a bio - bibliographical work that offers a wealth of information on this genius, providing almost everything you need to know about the classical playwright. His, life, date, legends; synopsis, plots, dramatis personae, critical insight of each play. Translations of his dramatic writings in Indian vernaculars and foreign languages bio-critical and notices in the form of comprehensive bibliography. Two chapters devotes on Kalidasa's life and works as seen through the eyes of painters, sculptors and cinematographers. Above it, the encyclopaedia offer historical awareness to the performances of Kalidasa play over the last two centuries.