First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part ofthe author's The Light of Asia. The original text represents one of the first successful attempts to popularise Buddhism and its founder Gautama Buddha — presenting his life, teachings and philosophy in verse poetry. This adaptation dramatizes part of the The Light of Asia and includes staging instructions, properties required, illustrative drawings of suggested costumes, and incidental music composed specifically for the piece. This book will be of interest to students of Indian and Buddhist literature — and how this has interacted with the West — as well as students of drama.
Table of Contents
List of Illustrations; Note on the Costume Drawings; The Four Truths; The Eight Precepts; The Scenery; Stage Directions; Properties Required; Characters; Some Phases in the Life of Buddha
Sir Edwin Arnold KCIE CSI was an English poet and journalist, who is most known for his work The Light of Asia. In 1861 he worked as a journalist on the staff of the Daily Telegraph, a newspaper with which he continued to be associated as editor for more than forty years.