A Guide to Kathakali

A Guide to Kathakali

David Bolland

A Guide to Kathakali contains, among other things, brief summaries of the Mahabharata, the Ramayana and the Bhagavata Purana (on which all classical Kathakali plays are based) and a scene-by-scene description of the action on the stage in the 35 most popular plays. It is illustrated with photgraphs taken from actual performances on various dates between 1954 and 1994, depicting many well known Kathakali actors over a span of four decades.



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