“The characters fall into quite distinct categories so that immediately we see an actor on the stage we know what person he is.”
This exclusive documentary provides a unique introduction to the South Indian dance-drama, Kathakali. Detailing the history and practice of this traditional form, David Bolland explains the importance of make-up and costume, and provides insight into the various stages of actor training.
Taken from the David Bolland collection at Rose Bruford College, with the kind permission of Diana Philips, this multi-award-winning resource uses material shot on location in Kerala over a six-year period, including performances of plays based on Hindu epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana.
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