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Kattaikkuttu: The Flexibility of a South Indian Theatre Tradition, and: Karna's Death: A Play by Pukalentirrulavar (review)

Kattaikkuttu: The Flexibility of a South Indian Theatre Tradition, and: Karna's Death: A Play by... subsequent account of modern Chinese drama could proceed without regard to its influence. Dave Wi l l iams Ohio State University at Newark KATTAIKKUTTU: THE FL E XIBIL IT Y OF A SOUTH INDI A N THEATRE TRADITION. By Hanne M. de Bruin. Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1999. xix + 410 pp. Paper. Price NA KARNA'S DEATH: A PLAY BY PUKALENTIRRUL AVAR. Translated by Hanne M. de Bruin. Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichery (Publications du Department d'Indologie-87), 1998. xxxvi + 260 pp. Paper. Price NA Written and translated by Hanne M. de Bruin, these two volumes are an excellent set of resources for understanding and interpreting one of the most important traditional forms of theatrical performance in Tamil Nadu: kattaikkuttu. Building from the earlier research by theatre scholar Richard Frasca on terukuttu and South Asian scholar Alf Hiltebeitel on the cult of Draupadi, de Bruin's work combines the best aspects of attention to philological, linguistic, and textual problems with "on the ground" attention to the everydayness of the lived sociocultural context characteristic of ethnography. De Bruin argues that kattaikkuttu developed both from the processional terukuttu --traditionally performed as part of the festival for the goddess Mariyamman from midJuly to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Kattaikkuttu: The Flexibility of a South Indian Theatre Tradition, and: Karna's Death: A Play by Pukalentirrulavar (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 20 (1) – Feb 25, 2003

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subsequent account of modern Chinese drama could proceed without regard to its influence. Dave Wi l l iams Ohio State University at Newark KATTAIKKUTTU: THE FL E XIBIL IT Y OF A SOUTH INDI A N THEATRE TRADITION. By Hanne M. de Bruin. Groningen: Egbert Forsten, 1999. xix + 410 pp. Paper. Price NA KARNA'S DEATH: A PLAY BY PUKALENTIRRUL AVAR. Translated by Hanne M. de Bruin. Pondicherry: Institut Français de Pondichery (Publications du Department d'Indologie-87), 1998. xxxvi + 260 pp. Paper. Price NA Written and translated by Hanne M. de Bruin, these two volumes are an excellent set of resources for understanding and interpreting one of the most important traditional forms of theatrical performance in Tamil Nadu: kattaikkuttu. Building from the earlier research by theatre scholar Richard Frasca on terukuttu and South Asian scholar Alf Hiltebeitel on the cult of Draupadi, de Bruin's work combines the best aspects of attention to philological, linguistic, and textual problems with "on the ground" attention to the everydayness of the lived sociocultural context characteristic of ethnography. De Bruin argues that kattaikkuttu developed both from the processional terukuttu --traditionally performed as part of the festival for the goddess Mariyamman from midJuly to

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Published: Feb 25, 2003

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