Ort: Oxford Verlag: Oxford University Press Jahr: 2012 Autor(en): Julia Hollander ISBN: 978-0-415-54143-5: $42.95 Umfang / Preis: 240 pages
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.
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