Kathakali Dance-drama: Where Gods and Demons Come to Play
Psychology Press, 2000 - Performing Arts - 260 pages
This book is a comprehensive introduction to Kathakali stage conventions, make-up, music and acting.Training is also provided, making this an ideal volume for both the specialist and non-specialist reader.Kathakali Dance-Drama provides a comprehensive introduction to the distinctive and colourful dance-drama of Kerala in South-West India for the first time. This landmark volume:* explores Kathakali's reception as it reaches new audiences both in India and the west* includes two cases of controversial of Kathakali experiments* explores the implications for Kathakali of Keralan politicsDuring these performances heroes, heroines, gods and demons tell their stories of traditional Indian epics. The four Kathakali plays included in this anthology, translated from actual performances into English are:* The Flower of Good Fortune* The Killing of Kirmmira* The Progeny of Krishna* King Rugmamgada's LawEach play has an introduction and detailed commentary and is illustrated by stunning photographs taken during performances. An introduction to Kathakali stage conventions, make-up, music, acting, and training is also provided, making this an ideal volume for both the specialist and non-specialist reader.
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