Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

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Stuart Blackburn takes the reader inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this captivating work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic. Blackburn describes the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in Kerala state in South India as they perform 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--one which explores not only this important epic tale and its ...

Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India 1996, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

ISBN-13: 9780520202061

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Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India 1996, University of California Press, Berkeley, CA

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