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The Serpent's Tail: A Brief History of Khmer Classical Dance by Prumsodun Ok (review)

The Serpent's Tail: A Brief History of Khmer Classical Dance by Prumsodun Ok (review) 606 BOOK REVIEWS The book unfortunately suffers editorial neglect: littering the text are jarring repetitions, spelling mistakes, missing references, dates that are either absent or do not tally, and chapter cross references are wrongly numbered in the body text. While these issues sometimes weigh the text down, they should not take away the import of this new monograph. Prakash makes an important contribution to theatre and performance studies, popular culture, anthropology, cultural, and subaltern studies, important for scholars and cultural policy makers across South Asia, in challenging bourgeois assumptions that artistic activity and labor are different undertakings. CLAIRE PAMMENT College of William & Mary REFERENCES Chatterjee, Sudipto. 2007. The Colonial Staged: Theatre in Colonial Calcutta. Oxford: Seagull. Chelkowski, Peter J. 2005. “Time Out of Memory: Taʿziyeh, the Total Drama.” TDR 49, no. 4: 15–27. Southeast Asia THE SERPENT’S TAIL: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KHMER CLASSICAL DANCE. By Prumsodun Ok. Self-published, 2018. 294 pages including appendices, footnotes and glossary. Available as a free download from academia.com and as a regularly updated website: www.serpentstail.info. For teachers and students of Asian performance traditions, The Serpent’s Tale is an extremely useful and informative website focused entirely upon the often-neglected history and development of http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

The Serpent's Tail: A Brief History of Khmer Classical Dance by Prumsodun Ok (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 37 (2) – Oct 13, 2020

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606 BOOK REVIEWS The book unfortunately suffers editorial neglect: littering the text are jarring repetitions, spelling mistakes, missing references, dates that are either absent or do not tally, and chapter cross references are wrongly numbered in the body text. While these issues sometimes weigh the text down, they should not take away the import of this new monograph. Prakash makes an important contribution to theatre and performance studies, popular culture, anthropology, cultural, and subaltern studies, important for scholars and cultural policy makers across South Asia, in challenging bourgeois assumptions that artistic activity and labor are different undertakings. CLAIRE PAMMENT College of William & Mary REFERENCES Chatterjee, Sudipto. 2007. The Colonial Staged: Theatre in Colonial Calcutta. Oxford: Seagull. Chelkowski, Peter J. 2005. “Time Out of Memory: Taʿziyeh, the Total Drama.” TDR 49, no. 4: 15–27. Southeast Asia THE SERPENT’S TAIL: A BRIEF HISTORY OF KHMER CLASSICAL DANCE. By Prumsodun Ok. Self-published, 2018. 294 pages including appendices, footnotes and glossary. Available as a free download from academia.com and as a regularly updated website: www.serpentstail.info. For teachers and students of Asian performance traditions, The Serpent’s Tale is an extremely useful and informative website focused entirely upon the often-neglected history and development of

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Oct 13, 2020

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