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Shakuntala (Abhijñānaśakuntala) Alternative title: Sakuntalā; The Lost/ Recovered/ Fatal Ring Author: Kālidāsa Date of writing: ? 5th c. ad Date of 1st translation to English: 1761 Genre: Drama in 7 acts and a prologue; Sanskrit verse and prose Setting/time of action: A hermitage in the Himalayas, King Dushyanta's palace in Hastinapura, and a sacred grove, in the mythical past Cast: 16m, 14f, extras 

The Oxford Dictionary of Plays

Michael Patterson

After a formal prologue, with introduction and song, the action starts. While hunting a gazelle, King Dushyanta enters a hermitage ...

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