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Rāmāyaṇa Saṁkṣepaṁ: An Āṭṭaprakāraṁ (Acting Manual) for Depicting the Story of Rāmāyaṇa Through Mudrās in Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ Theatre by G. Irinjalakuda Venu (review)

Rāmāyaṇa Saṁká¹£epaṁ: An Āṭṭaprakāraṁ (Acting Manual) for Depicting the Story of... BOOK REVIEWS 293 India RĀMĀYANASAṀKṢEPAṀ:AN ĀTTAPRAKĀRAṀ (ACTING . . . MANUAL) FOR DEPICTING THE STORY OF RĀMĀYANA THROUGH MUDRĀSINKU̅T IYĀT T AṀ THEATRE. By . . . G. Irinjalakuda Venu. Kerala: Natana Kairali, 2013. 324 pp., with 2 DVDs. Cloth, INR 1000. This remarkable publication by G. Venu is an invaluable, highly accessible, beautifully produced print and audio-visual resource for understanding and appreciating the three-dimensional embodied process of acting and training actors within the kūtiyāttaṁ tradition of . .. performing Sanskrit dramas in Kerala. The publication includes an introduction to kūtiyāttaṁ; bilingual translation (Malayalam/English) . .. of the acting manual; along with an audio-visual publication of this specific manual for teaching acting within the kūtiyāttaṁ tradition in . .. the form of photographs; and two exquisitely produced accompanying DVDs with close-up camera work featuring Kapila Venu as she performs the entire text over a period of three hours and twenty-three minutes. The printed text includes a series of five short chapters. Chapter 1 is a brief introduction of the kūtiyāttaṁ theatre while chapter 2 . .. contextualizes and introduces the acting manual. The third chapter provides an introduction to the Rāmāyana performance within kūtiyāttaṁ . . .. that has http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Rāmāyaṇa Saṁkṣepaṁ: An Āṭṭaprakāraṁ (Acting Manual) for Depicting the Story of Rāmāyaṇa Through Mudrās in Kūṭiyāṭṭaṁ Theatre by G. Irinjalakuda Venu (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 37 (1) – Jun 20, 2020

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Abstract

BOOK REVIEWS 293 India RĀMĀYANASAṀKṢEPAṀ:AN ĀTTAPRAKĀRAṀ (ACTING . . . MANUAL) FOR DEPICTING THE STORY OF RĀMĀYANA THROUGH MUDRĀSINKU̅T IYĀT T AṀ THEATRE. By . . . G. Irinjalakuda Venu. Kerala: Natana Kairali, 2013. 324 pp., with 2 DVDs. Cloth, INR 1000. This remarkable publication by G. Venu is an invaluable, highly accessible, beautifully produced print and audio-visual resource for understanding and appreciating the three-dimensional embodied process of acting and training actors within the kūtiyāttaṁ tradition of . .. performing Sanskrit dramas in Kerala. The publication includes an introduction to kūtiyāttaṁ; bilingual translation (Malayalam/English) . .. of the acting manual; along with an audio-visual publication of this specific manual for teaching acting within the kūtiyāttaṁ tradition in . .. the form of photographs; and two exquisitely produced accompanying DVDs with close-up camera work featuring Kapila Venu as she performs the entire text over a period of three hours and twenty-three minutes. The printed text includes a series of five short chapters. Chapter 1 is a brief introduction of the kūtiyāttaṁ theatre while chapter 2 . .. contextualizes and introduces the acting manual. The third chapter provides an introduction to the Rāmāyana performance within kūtiyāttaṁ . . .. that has

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Jun 20, 2020

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