The performance of tradition: an ethnography of Hira Gasy popular theatre in Madagascar
Dept. of Cultural Anthropology and Ethnology, Uppsala University [distributor], 1997 - Performing Arts - 200 pages
Deals with the popular theatre performance of Hira Gasy, and its actors and audiences in the central highland regions of Madagascar.
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According Albert Zafy Ambatoantrano Ambohimanga amin'ny ancestors ancestral land andriana Andrianampoinimerina Antananarivo audience belonging Betsileo blame blessing Bloch called central highland Christian clothes colonial competition context cultural custom dance dead deme descent group described dress drum endogamy ethnic example famadihana ceremony Fenoarivo fianakaviana fomba foreign formance French Hery Velona Hira Gasy actors Hira Gasy performance Hira Gasy troupes ibid izao izay kabary kind king kinship large number Larson leader living Madagascar Malagasy Malagasy language malaza mantsy means Merina kingdom Molet moral mother song mpihira gasy mpikabary mpilalao musicians organizers person political prayer prayer song queens Radama raha Rainizanabary Raison-Jourde Ramilison Ranavalona Ratovoson Ratsiraka reburial ceremonies region relation ritual rural Sakalava singers singing slaves social speech speechmaker taboos tanin-drazana tanora term theatre theme tradition translation tromba tsiny Vakinankaratra vakodrazana vazaha village vintana women word young boys zana-kira zanadrazana