A Study on Directionality in Modern Utilization of 『Natya sastra』 -Focused on Facial Expression Acting Techniques-

『나띠야 샤스뜨라』의 현대적 활용에 대한 방향성 고찰 -표정연기술을 중심으로-

  • 안재범 (계명대학교 연극뮤지컬전공)
  • Received : 2017.09.04
  • Accepted : 2017.10.10
  • Published : 2017.12.28


This researcher looked at the characteristics of "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" acting techniques focused on body expressions and sought to utilize it as training method for modern actors. 'Body postponement as a symbol' is a key characteristic of "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" acting techniques, and each facial expression, gesture, and movement performed by an actor has a specific meaning. Therefore, the study on "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" has been treated as a major study mainly in the non-realistic expression style or the body-centered acting theory. Therefore, a study on "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" acting techniques was mainly dealt with as a major research subject in the nonrealistic expression style or body-centered acting theory. This study, on the other hand, emphasized the importance of research on the utilization plan of actor training, which can be usually used in realistic plays as well as non-realistic plays. According to psychologists such as Damasio and Eckman, internal impulses can also be triggered through expressions and actions associated with emotions. In addition, not only acting through the actor's inner impulse, but also expression of the actor's faithful external emotion can trigger the emotion of the audience. Such a case can be a psychological basis that "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" acting techniques, which defines rasa and expresses it physically, can be used as a methodology to enhance inner truth. Therefore, the study on the actor training utilizing ing "$N\bar{a}tya$ $\acute{s}\bar{a}stra$" can be applied as an effective approach in the study of contemporary acting theory which intends to integrate inner impulse and external expression.


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