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has an old and long-lasting tradition of full-length poetic plays. The earliest form of Indian drama
was the Sanskrit theatre. The tradition was maintained for nearly 1200 years, which makes it the longest continuous performing tradition of any drama texts in the world. The earliest Sanskrit plays were written in the early centuries and they gradually ceased to be performed at some time during the 15th century, when Sanskrit
was no longer a living or a spoken language
The famous Sanskrit Theatre personalities are as follows;
: Daji Bhatawadekar, with the stage name of Krishnachandra Moreshwar, was a popular figure in the Indian drama circuit.
: Vatsaraja was a significant Sanskrit dramatist. This eminent Sanskrit theatre personality composed several plays to exemplify the conventional classical rupakas or forms.
Krishna Misra Yati
: Krishna Misra Yati was a famous playwright of Sanskrit theatre. This well-known Sanskrit theatre writer is best known for his allegorical Rise of the Moon of Enlightenment.
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