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ISBN-10: 0231540698

ISBN-13: 9780231540698

From the early years of the typical period to 1700, Indian intellectuals explored with exceptional subtlety where of emotion in paintings. Their investigations ended in the deconstruction of art’s formal buildings and broader inquiries into the excitement of tragic stories. Rasa, or style, was once the note they selected to explain art’s aesthetics, and their passionate attempt to pin down those phenomena grew to become its personal impressive act of creation.

This booklet is the 1st in any language to persist with the evolution of rasa from its origins in dramaturgical thought—a inspiration for the stage—to its flourishing in literary thought—a notion for the web page. Reader on Rasa comprises fundamental texts by means of each major philosopher of classical Indian aesthetics, many by no means translated ahead of. The association of the choices captures the highbrow dynamism that has powered this debate for hundreds of years. Headnotes clarify the that means and value of every textual content, a accomplished advent summarizes significant threads in intellectual-historical phrases, and important endnotes and an in depth bibliography upload extra intensity to the decisions. The Sanskrit thought of emotion in paintings is without doubt one of the such a lot refined within the old global, a precursor of the paintings being performed this day via critics and philosophers of aesthetics. This volume’s conceptual aspect, old precision, and readability will attract any pupil attracted to an entire portrait of worldwide highbrow development.

Reader on Rasa is the inaugural publication within the ancient Sourcebooks in Classical Indian suggestion sequence, edited via Sheldon Pollock. those text-based books consultant readers during the most crucial types of classical Indian suggestion, from epistemology, rhetoric, and hermeneutics to astral technology, yoga, and drugs. every one quantity presents clean translations of key works, headnotes to contextualize decisions, a accomplished research of significant traces of improvement in the self-discipline, and exegetical and text-critical endnotes, in addition to a bibliography. Designed for comparativists and common readers, historic Sourcebooks is additionally an outstanding source for complex students looking authoritative statement on not easy works.

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He will this evening introduce to the public, for the first time, A CHILD OF PROMISE, Who will perform many laughable tricks and feats, truly astonishing for one of his years. This part will conclude with the laughable scene of ROLY BOLY between Messrs. Robertson and McDonald. For the last time in this city Mr. Robertson will perform the wonderful leaps over the heads of twenty soldiers, with guns and fixed bayonets. Mr. Robertson will leap through a bal- loon of fire, fourteen feet high from the stage {and} then will perform the phenomenon called THE ANTIPODEAN WHIRLIGIG in which he will whirl round on his head at the rate of 250 times in a minute, without the assist- ance of his handsand fireworks attached to dif- ferent parts of his body.

On 3 November 1770 a young gentlewoman making her second appearance on any stage (there is no record of her first) played Mrs Sullen in The Stratagem. The prompter Cross identified her as Mrs Roberts. She played the role again on 8 November, after which she acted no more at Drury Lane. Our guess is that she was the Miss Roberts who turned up at the Haymarket Theatre on 21 November 1770 to play Lady Randolph (with the original Scots music) in Douglas and Kate in The Miller of Mansfield. On 19 December she acted Almena in The Mourning Bride and Huncamunca in Tom Thumb, and on 28 January 1771 she was seen as Calista in The Fair Penitent.

Roberts's tenure as acting treasurer, then, lasted from 1693 to April 1695. He presumably returned to his post as numberer, but there is no other reference to him in discovered documents. Robertson. See also ROBINSON. Robertson, Mr [fl. 1760], prompter. A Mr Robertson was entered on the roster of Covent Garden Theatre on 22 September 1760 as an assistant prompter at a salary of 1s. 6d. per day. Robertson, Mr [fl. 1767], house servant? A Mr Robertson, whose duties are not known, shared a benefit at Drury Lane Theatre with two boxkeepers, Cridland and Foley, on 30 May 1767.

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