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Introduction by Dr Manorama B. N. Mantapa is a popular name among the female role players in Yakshagana. He has performed on 1000 stages as a female impersonator. He did many commendable experiments in Yakshagana. Mantapa fulfilled the dream of Shatavadhani R. Ganesh by successfully conducting…
K. Kunjunni Raja writes about Kootiyattam
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The word ‘translate’ comes from the Latin ‘translatio’ where ‘trans’ means across and ‘latus’ means carrying; the word thus means the carrying across of meaning from one language to the other. The various Indian language words for translation do not convey this meaning. Anuvad (speak after),…
In terms of international theatrical history, Kutiyattam (also transliterated as Koodiyattam and Kudiyattam; കൂടിയാട്ടം in Malayalam), the Sanskrit theatre of Kerala, can perhaps claim the greatest antiquity. Kutiyattam is a form of theatre that originated in an ancient past, dating back about two…
Kutiyattam is the traditional representation of ancient Sanskrit dramas in the temples of Kerala. The module on this highly stylised art form contains articles by experts, interviews with artistes and scholars, quick facts, and photographs of the kuttampalams where the plays were performed.
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