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Kathakali Dance-Drama

Where Gods and Demons Come to Play

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Kathakali Dance-Drama by Phillip Zarrilli
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Kathakali, the distinctive and colourful dance-drama of Kerala in South-West India, is brought to life on the page for the first time in this unique book. During 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 Law One of the few books published on this genre, and based on extensive first hand research, the book: 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 politics Each play has an introduction and detailed commentary and is illustrated by stunning photographs taken during performances. A comprehensive 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.
Release date NZ
October 28th, 1999
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
maps, plan
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
280
Dimensions
174x246x19
ISBN-13
9780415192828
Product ID
1679394

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