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Classical Dance and Theatre in South-East Asia
     

Classical Dance and Theatre in South-East Asia

by Jukka O. Miettinen
 

This lavishly illustrated book provides an introduction to the rich traditions of Southeast Asian dance, theater, and puppet theater. The author focuses mainly on classical traditions that are still performed, and separate chapters look at Burma, Thailand, Java, and Bali. Miettinen also considers the disappearing traditions in Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos, and

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This lavishly illustrated book provides an introduction to the rich traditions of Southeast Asian dance, theater, and puppet theater. The author focuses mainly on classical traditions that are still performed, and separate chapters look at Burma, Thailand, Java, and Bali. Miettinen also considers the disappearing traditions in Malaysia, Cambodia, and Laos, and discusses Chinese theater in Southeast Asia and Chinese-influenced theater in Vietnam.

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"The book reads well and is clear and informative....The author has obviously spent a great deal of time on her research. This study of classical dance and theatre makes all too apparent how much a companion volume, or volumes, are now needed to cover the folk aspect of dance and theatre in South-East Asia."—Bulletin of the School of Oriental and African Studies

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195885958
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/11/1992
Pages:
228
Product dimensions:
7.75(w) x 10.13(h) x 0.89(d)

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Finnish Universities and the Theatre Academy

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