Dictionary of Traditional South-East Asian Theatre

Dictionary of Traditional South-East Asian Theatre

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A comprehensive guide to traditional theatre terminology used in the countries of South-East Asia, this invaluable reference includes descriptions of genres, characters, physical stages, performance techniques, rituals, costumes, masks, and puppetry; definitions of aesthetic terminology; and synopses of major literary sources and important play cycles.
The unusually wide range of materials, countries, languages, and cultures, and the clarity of presentation make it a reliable yet highly readable work of reference which will be valuable to all enthusiasts of South-East Asian theatre.