Yakshagana: A Dance Drama of India

Yakshagana: A Dance Drama of India

(0)

ISBN: 9788170170471
Language: English

AVAILABLE FORMATS

Overview


You can read this book on the following devices:

DESKTOP eREADERS ANDROID IOS WINDOWS

Description

Folk culture, the perennial substratum of the sophisticated metropolitan culture, takes many lively and colourful forms. This is particularly true in India. This book is a study of one such expression of the folk culture obtained in South Kanara, India. It is not one of those dry academic studies usually made by foreign scholars. For the authors, the book has been a passionate involvement in a traditional art form YAKSHAGANA. The American authors have put down their experience with the hope that the reader will enjoy an imaginary trip to South Kanara, a walk through the fields and a thrilling night of Yakshagana.

In a lively style, this book brings home to the readers almost everything about this particular form of dance-drama, the music, dance costumes and make-up and impromptu dialogue as well as its literature on which the dramatic themes are based, the rituals performed before, during, and after the drama, the organization of a troupe, the existing troupes, and the training of the performers.

With nineteen four-colour reproductions, twenty-tree black-and-white illustrations and eighteen line drawings, YAKSHAGANA has something to offer to each of its readers. For those trained in music there is the style of singing and rhythms peculiar to Yakshagana. And those who are learned in poetry, religious epics and legends can revel in the beauty of the poetry, and those who have a sense of colour and design can be enchanted by the costumes and make-up. The readers will vicariously experience the intricate steps of the dance, not to be seen in any other Indian dance forms, yet they are characteristically Indian.

Yakshagana, as experienced by the authors, reveals the deeper meanings of the Indian epics and legends through the extempore dialogue of the performers. Their descriptions of the risqué humour of the buffoon and his comic movements come alive before the readers.

Here is a point of departure for more study in new directions, valuable to the students of arts and folk culture, and yet tempting the general readers with its rich fare of aesthetic and intellectual experiences.

YAKSHAGANA is tempting to the booklover in many other ways: The subject of the book has been presented and decorated by one of the famous Indian artists – K.K. Hebbar, and introduced by C. Sivaramamurti, a noted historian and archaeologist whose deep knowledge in inconography has made rich contributions to the study and understanding of the ancient and medieval visual arts in this country.

Other Details

Publisher Abhinav Publications
ISBN 9788170170471
Publishing Date 27-Mar-2012
Language English
Territorial Rights
Worldwide

Formats


This eBook is available in the following formats:

Adobe DRM PDF

Format Type Adobe DRM PDF
Language English
Digital Rights Management Implemented
Reading Allowed
Copying Not Allowed
Printing Not Allowed
Expiration Never Expire
Software Requirements Adobe Digital Edition Ver 1.7
Suitable Devices Windows, Mac, Sony Reader, iRex Reader

Contents


Dedication 
Introduction
Acknowledgements 
Pronunciation and Diacritical Marks
Illustrations/Plates 
Credits for Photographs 
The Enchantment of Yaṣagāna
The Land of Yakṣagāna 
History of Yakṣagāna 
Yakṣagāna Literature and Its Presentation 
The Creation and Delivery of Prose 
Background of the Performance 
Music and Dance 
The Staging of Yakṣagāna 
Appendix I Synopses of Four Stories 
Appendix II Competition Yakṣagāna 
Bibliography 
Glossary 
Index

SHOW MORE


SHOW LESS

You Might Like

  • Mysteries of Alien Technology

    Mysteries of Alien Technology: Vastly Superior Stone Architects

    Marshall Klarfeld

    Quick View

    274.55

  • GILGAMESH 10

    GILGAMESH 10

    Marshall Klarfeld

    Quick View

    274.55

  • ADAM, the Missing Link

    ADAM, the Missing Link: The New History of Mankind's Creation

    Marshall Klarfeld

    Quick View

    209.95

  • The ANUNNAKI Were Here!

    The ANUNNAKI Were Here!: A quantum leap in the field of archaeology

    Marshall Klarfeld

    Quick View

    274.55

  • वीर वैरागी बन्दा बहादुर (Veer Vairagi Banda Bahadur)

    वीर वैरागी बन्दा बहादुर (Veer Vairagi Banda Bahadur)

    Chamanlal Rampal

    Quick View

    180.00

  • अतीत और भविष्य का वर्तमान आर्यसमाज (Aateet aur Bhavishya ka Vartman Arya Samaj)

    अतीत और भविष्य का वर्तमान आर्यसमाज (Aateet aur Bhavishya ka Vartman Arya Samaj)

    Chamanlal Rampal

    Quick View

    124.00

  • The Sterling Book of

    The Sterling Book of: INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE

    Shovana Narayan

    Quick View

    212.53

  • Shri Krishna Neeti

    Shri Krishna Neeti

    Chamanlal Rampal

    Quick View

    95.00

  • Jhansi Ki Rani - Lakshmibai

    Jhansi Ki Rani - Lakshmibai

    Chamanlal Rampal

    Quick View

    108.00

  • Between Underdevelopment & Revolution

    Between Underdevelopment & Revolution: A Latin American Perspective

    Rodolfo Stavenhagen

    Quick View

    128.55

  • Krishna Theatre in India

    Krishna Theatre in India

    M. L. Varadpande

    Quick View

    193.15

  • Basohli Paintings of the Rasamanjari

    Basohli Paintings of the Rasamanjari

    M. S. Randhawa / S. D. Bhambri

    Quick View

    193.15

  • A Dictionary of Silk In India

    A Dictionary of Silk In India

    Nesa Arumugam

    Quick View

    516.15

  • Wondrous Whispers of Wisdom from Ancient India - VOLUME THREE

    Wondrous Whispers of Wisdom from Ancient India - VOLUME THREE

    V. K. Subramanian

    Quick View

    257.75

  • Silk Sarees of Tamilnadu

    Silk Sarees of Tamilnadu

    Nesa Arumugam

    Quick View

    839.15

  • Trade and Trade Routes in Ancient India

    Trade and Trade Routes in Ancient India

    Moti Chandra

    Quick View

    193.15

  • The Civilized Demons - The Harappans in Rgveda

    The Civilized Demons - The Harappans in Rgveda

    Malati Shendge

    Quick View

    193.15

  • India's Dances

    India's Dances: Their History, Technique & Repertoire

    Reginald Massey

    Quick View

    322.35

  • India's Population

    India's Population: Aspects of Quality and Control (Vol. II)

    Asok Mitra

    Quick View

    193.15

  • Indian Witchcraft

    Indian Witchcraft

    R. N. Saletore

    Quick View

    128.55

Customer Reviews


Rating Distribution

5 Star:
 (0)
4 Star:
 (0)
3 Star:
 (0)
2 Star:
 (0)
1 Star:
 (0)
Be the First to Write a Review
Write a Review