Designing a mythology game provides students with an ideal opportunity to put their creative imaginations to work. Allow them to use their expertise and enthusiasm to create a board game based on the famous adventures of the Greek heros and heroines. Stories rich in details and adventures include: Students choose a favorite story and note the details they wish to include in the game.
The book is based on observation of performances, archival research at kathakali schools and institutions, extensive interviews with kathakali actors and appreciators, collaborative work on translations of the kathakali plays included in the volume, and the experience of training in kathakali techniques.
Although the theoretical and methodological backdrop for When Gods and Demons Come to Play is similar to my earlier study of kathakali, The Kathakali Complex: Actor, Performance, Structure athis book focuses on texts-in-performance by including four plays in translation with introductions and commentaries, and two case studies of kathakali experiments—none of which appeared in my first book.
For the general reader, I provide an introduction to kathakali make-up, stage conventions, music, and acting. For those most interested in details of technique, I refer the reader to The Kathakali Complex. This is especially true of the third-person descriptive sloka which string together long lists of phrases which modify the subject.
For example, in the first sloka of The Progeny of Krishna, the subject, Hari Vishnu in his manifestation as lord Krishnais not found until the fifth line.
Four modifying phrases begin the sloka. In our translation we often place the subject first, followed by the modifiers. For the individual watching the video performance of one of the plays-in-translation, this transposition for ease of reading results in a substantial difference in word order between the text in translation and the video performance.
An exact correlation would only be possible in a literal word-by-word translation. In Chapters 5—8, two types of notes on the plays in performance are included. Technical or textual notes of interest to specialists are given as endnotes.
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All the performances were attended by large and appreciative local audiences. It was an exciting and unprecedented documentation event which produced a collection of videos of the top artists in their bestknown roles for use in translations such as these, for research, and for educating future generations of kathakali performers.
The first night of actual documentation on 13 May,began with the official inauguration of the Killimangalam Centre for Documentation of the Performing Arts. The Centre for Documentation of the Performing Arts holds copyright on all videos made during this period of documentation.
Complete information on the availability of the videos, including a list of artists involved, is included in the Appendix.
Guruvayur is where Krishnattam is performed. Irinjalakuda is home to both kathakali and kutiyattam. Thiruvananthapuram is the capital city where Margi is located.
In I also began working with Professor Prabodhachandran Nayar of the University of Kerala, and we were able to spend countless hours together working on translations, talking about the pleasures of kathakali, and watching favorite performances. I owe these three individuals in particular a great deal for the little I am able to say about kathakali.
I thank the Kerala Kalamandalam teachers and administrative staff for welcoming and assisting me over the years of my research, and for offering institutional affiliation in —77,and I also wish to thank Margi—a remarkable private cultural organization in Thiruvananthapuram responsible for a revival of training and interest in the traditional arts in southern Kerala, especially kathakali, kutiyattam, and nangyar kuttu.
In particular, I want to acknowledge the late D. Appakoothan Nair for the precious time we spent together, and for his keen and incisive intellect.
Although we often disagreed, it was always a disagreement with space for listening and friendly arguments. The current treasurer of Margi, Rama Iyer, and all its members and artists deserve my continuing thanks for welcoming me over the years to their homes and performances.
DuringKunju Vasudevan Namboodiripad, along with all his family, provided the logistical and organizational support to undertake video and photographic documentation of a number of all-night performances—all of which were sponsored by the Centre for Documentation of the Performing Arts, Killimangalam, Trissur District, Kerala.
To Kunju, Vasudevan, Vimala, and their entire extended family, many thanks for all their efforts in bringing together the most senior artists to document their performances for the future education of kathakali actordancers and appreciators.
Thanks also to the leadership and members of Drishyavedi, another important cultural organization in Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, which organized kathakali performances for the University of Wisconsin-Madison Summer Performing Arts Program in andand which were also documented for this project.
They have been more than generous. Gopalakrishnan and Sharon Grady offered their advice, support, assistance, as well as still photographs taken at all the performances commissioned in DuringDr Jose George did yeoman service by assisting me with translation.
I thank him for his company, patience, and keen insights into Kerala culture. Some of the chapters in this book are revisions of previously published essays, or chapters in books.wedge issue in the modern battle between biblical belief and modern science?
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