Friday, 14 June 2013

Seen & Heard by Lakshmi Vishwanathan - Vimarshana

The Sanskrit word Vimarshana can be loosely translated to mean "review." In ancient India, formal performances were evaluated on the spot by experts, both in royal courts and other venues.  Even the great Vaggeyakara Kshetragna was challenged in the Nayak court! Good work was lauded and rewarded instantly. Some say bad work attracted punishment!

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1 comment:

  1. I am not sure whether it is technically correct to say 'review' while writing an appreciation about a live performance. There is only 'live-view' and no chance for a 're-view'. (Even if we record it, watch it later and then write about it; then we are reviewing the video recording and not the live performance.) So it is more about sharing one's experience, his/her opinion about a particular performance. I'm always comfortable with the term 'appreciation' than 'review'.