Early Asian Theatre ( Indian, China, & Japan )

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Assignment #3- Chapter #4 Early Asian Theatre (Indian, China, & Japan) 1. When did the development of theatre in India begin? The development of theatre in India began between the 2nd century BC and the 1st century AD. 2. Sanskrit is the language of what class in India? Sanskrit is the language of the Brahmin class in India, but it was also for the Noble class. 3. The Natyasastra define “rasa” as what? The Natyasastra define rasa as the emotional response the actors inspire in the audience. They also define it as a touchstone of aesthetic experience. 4. Where and for who was Sanskrit drama performed? All the major Sanskrit drama plays were performed in the ancient drama theatre Koodiyattam, which is in Kerala in the…show more content…
Zaju combined drama, music, and dance, and it was an early form of Opera. 13. What form of drama became popular during the Song Period? Beijing Opera was the form of drama that became popular during the Song Period. 14. What is the central idea of Confucian philosophy? The central idea of Confucian philosophy were Jen, Li, Yi, Hsiao, Chih, Chun-tzu, and Te. Jen was human heartedness, goodness, something that gives human beings their humanity. Li was the principle of gain and benefit, the guide to human action, and the general ordering of life. Yi was the moral disposition to do good. Hsiao was the reverence to give back to others. Chih was the moral wisdom, and the knowledge of right and wrong. Chun-tzu was the ideal man. Te was the power of moral example and honesty. The philosophy basically says you should have kindness, rectitude, decorum, wisdom, and sincerity. Confucius had three main central ideas which were the rectification of names, the relationship between human-heartedness and righteousness, and knowing Ming or fate. 15. What is the central idea of Taoist philosophy? The central idea of Taoist philosophy is an outlook on the nature of life ad the universe. It expresses the path humans must take to join with the unity of the universe. Taoism is acceptance of life, finding peace, and enabling possibilities. 16. What is the central idea of the philosophy of Mencius? The central

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