The Kama Sutra is a raunchy sex manual - right? Well, yes, but it's also a fascinating philosophical work. The Kama Sutra is an ancient Sanskrit text written some 1500 years ago that has gained the reputation of being a raunchy sex manual, which to some degree it is. But the chapter "On sexual union" is only one of seven that deal with many other aspects of love and life.
This is a sensitive exploration of the joys and pleasures of physical consummation. The Kama Sutra has often been described as "the first sexual manual", but the original Hindu script has a strong religious basis, and highlights love in all its forms.
The Kama Sutra is an ancient Indian text widely considered to be the standard work on human sexual behavior in Sanskrit literature. It is over 1,700 years old, yet it remains a best seller to this day. Part of the reason, of course, is it's incredible advice and creativity in the art of loving. But it is much more than that.
Written by the ancient Indian philosopher Vatsyayana sometime between the first and sixth centuries A.D., the Kama Sutra is literally translated as "Aphorisms on Love". It is intended as a manual for not only love and intimacy but also a treatise on the politics and customs of relationships between men and women. The Kama Sutra, while sought after for its instruction on sexual positions, is much more than just a guide for lovemaking. Presented here is the classic translation by Sir Richard Francis Burton.
The Kama Sutra is the world's most famous instruction manual on love and sexual technique. Written in the ancient Hindu language of Sanskrit 1700 hundred years ago it has long been accepted as the definitive treatise upon the subject of sexual behaviour. It is remarkable that it is still as relevant and instructive today as it was when it was written. Our production is read by Gabrielle Drake, a well known and respected actress who has performed in a variety of celebrated productions.