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Indian Folk Theatres, Hardback Book


Indian Folk Theatres is theatre anthropology as a lived experience, containing detailed accounts of recent folk theatre shows as well as historical and cultural context.

It looks at folk theatre forms from three corners of the Indian subcontinent:Tamasha, song and dance entertainments from MaharastraChhau, the lyrical dance theatre of BiharTheru Koothu, satirical, ritualised epics from Tamil Nadu. The contrasting styles and contents are depicted with a strongly practical bias, harnessing expertise from practitioners, anthropologists and theatre scholars in India.

Indian Folk Theatres makes these exceptionally versatile and up-beat theatre forms accessible to students and practitioners everywhere.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 42 Halftones, black and white
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Theatre studies
  • ISBN: 9780415304559

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