Ancient Sanskrit Theatre: History & Characteristics - Quiz & Worksheet


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Ancient Sanskrit theatre is native to what country?

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1. Sanskrit theatre is unique in that the plays almost always _____.

2. What is the main difference between the nataka and prakarana plays?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

With this worksheet/quiz, you can assess what you know about ancient Sanskrit theatre. Key topics include the country that this theatre is native to and one of the reasons why ancient Sanskrit theatre is unique.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

You'll be responsible for answering questions on the following for the quiz:

  • Difference between prakarana and nataka plays
  • The way ancient Sanskrit plays begin
  • Playwright who was the greatest writer of ancient Sanskrit drama

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - make sure you know the most important information from the lesson on ancient Sanskrit theatre, like the country where it's from
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the person who is considered the greatest writer of ancient Sanskrit dramas and the typical way these plays start
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast nataka and prakarana plays
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding a unique characteristic of ancient Sanskrit plays

Additional Learning

To learn more about ancient dramas, you can review the lesson titled Ancient Sanskrit Theatre: History & Characteristics. Here are some key areas to consider as you view the lesson:

  • Definition of Sanskrit theatre
  • First playwrights Asvaghosa and Bhasa
  • The Natyashrata
  • Attributes of ancient Sanskrit theatre