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Some Phases in the Life of Buddha : Taken from the Light of Asia (Hardcover) (Edwin Arnold)
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First published in 1915, this book presents a dramatization of part of Edwin Arnold’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.