Sunday, November 13, 2016

SVAPNA VASAVADATTA - KANNADA DRAMA

Sunday, 13th November 2016
Kengal Hanumanthiah Kala Soudha, NammaBengaluru.


SvapnaVasavadatta (Dream of Vasavadatta) is a Sanskrit play written by ancient Indian poet, Bhasa.
The plot of the drama is drawn from the romantic narratives about the Vatsa King Udayana and VasavaDatta, the daughter of Pradyota, the ruler of Avanthi, which was current in the poet's time. This has captivated popular imagination.


The main theme of the drama is the sorrow of Udayana for his Queen VasavaDatta, believed by him to have perished in a fire which was actually a rumor spread by Yaugandharayana, a minister of Udayana, to compel his King to marry Padmavathi, the daughter of King of Magadha.


The plot of the drama is drawn from the romantic narratives about the Vatsa King Udayana and Vasavadatta.

The play is translated to kannada by Keerthinatha Kurthukoti and enacted on stage by "Drushya" drama group and is directed by Dakshayini Bhat.
THE ARTISTS
The play is well presented on stage, artists did their best and costumes, clarity of expressions were excellent and completed in the stipulated time of 90 minutes.

It was as if the audience were taken to olden days rule of Kings, Ministers and Palace courtesy.

written Monday 14th Nov. 2016

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