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Inside the drama-house : Rẵma stories and shadow puppets in South India / Stuart Blackburn. [electronic resource]

Author/Creator:
Blackburn, Stuart H.
Publication:
Berkeley, Calif. ; London : University of California Press, c1996.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (xiii, 291 p. ) ill., maps ;
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Subjects:
Kampar, 9th century. Rāmāyaṇam.
Shadow shows -- India -- Kerala.
Shadow puppets -- India -- Kerala.
Rāma (Hindu deity) -- In literature.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books
Language:
English
Summary:
The author describes the skill and physical stamina of the shadow puppeteers in Kerala state in South India as they perform the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic all night for as many as ten weeks during the festival season. The fact that these performances often take place without an audience forms the starting point for Blackburn's discussion which also explores the broader theoretical issues of text, interpretation, and audience.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. 271-285) and index.
Bibliographic Level Mode of Issuance: Monograph
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
0-520-91680-8
0-585-11197-9