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Description

Indian Folk Theatres is theatre anthropology as a lived experience, containing detailed accounts of recent folk theatre shows as well as historical and cultural context. It looks at folk theatre forms from three corners of the Indian subcontinent:

  • Tamasha, song and dance entertainments from Maharastra
  • Chhau, the lyrical dance theatre of Bihar
  • Theru Koothu, satirical, ritualised epics from Tamil Nadu.

The contrasting styles and contents are depicted with a strongly practical bias, harnessing expertise from practitioners, anthropologists and theatre scholars in India. Indian Folk Theatres makes these exceptionally versatile and up-beat theatre forms accessible to students and practitioners everywhere.

Contents

Acknowledgements. Introduction: First Encounters. 1. Chhau – Competing Spaces 2. Expanding Chhau – Beyond Masks and Maharajas 3. Rediscovering Folk Theatre 4. Tamasha – Escape 5. Re-working Tamasha – From Socialism to Social Mobility 6. More Discoveries 7. Theru Koothu – Coalescing Worlds 8. Modern Theru Koothu – Survival 9. The Global Village. Glossary of Terms. Bibliography. Therukoothu Appendix

Name: Indian Folk Theatres (Hardback)Routledge 
Description: By Julia Hollander. Indian Folk Theatres is theatre anthropology as a lived experience, containing detailed accounts of recent folk theatre shows as well as historical and cultural context. It looks at folk theatre forms from three corners of the Indian...
Categories: World Theatre, Theatre Anthropology, India (studies of)