Published by Marg Publications, Mumbai, 1993
Hardcover. Brown cloth boards with white lettering. Glossy color-photographic dust jacket with white lettering. x, 203 pp. BW and color illustrations. "This double volume comprehensively explores the interpretative medium, detailing such fascinating stage aspects as aharya and angikabhinaya along with an intricated pattern of music and rhythmics employed in Kathakali." -Jacket. VG- light corner and edge wear to book and dust jacket. light interior wear and discoloration.
Published by Marg Publication, 2010
N.A. Condition: New. ISBN: 9788185026220 N.A.
Published by Marg Publications, 2010
Condition: New. pp. xii + 203 Illus. (Mostly Col.).
Published by Marg, New Delhi, 2009
Book First Edition
Hardcover. Condition: New New. 1st Edition.
Published by Marg Foundation, 2010
Hardcover. Condition: Like New. Like New. book.
Published by Marg Pub, 2009
Hardcover. Condition: As New. Dust Jacket Included. Contents I. Back ground 1. The philosophy of Kathakali/D. Appukuttan Nair. 2. A three dimensional poetic art/D. Appukuttan Nair. 3. Textual sources for performances/K. Ayyappa Paniker. 4. Patrons Troupes and performers/Chitra Panikkar. i. Major Kathakali institutes 1. Kerala Kalamandalam/Olappamanna Subrahmanian Nambudirippad. 2. Margi An art resource centre/G.S. Warrier. 3. Initiation and training/Kalamandalam Padmanabhan Nair. II. The Performance 1. A visual representation of the structure of a typical performance. 2. An introduction to Abhinaya/Kalamandalam Ramankutty Nair. i. The visual dimension 1. Aharyabhinaya/Kalamandalam Govinda Warrier. 2. Angikabhinaya/Kalamandalam Gopi. ii. The auditive dimension 1. Music/Kalamandalam Gangadharan. 2. Rhythmics/Chandra Mannadiar. 3. Sattwikabhinaya/Sudha Gopalakrishnan. 4. Rasabhinaya/D. Appukuttan Nair. III. Dramatic vignettes 1. Excerpts from performances. 2. Kalyanasougandhikam. 3. Kamaladalam. 4. Nalacharitam. 5. Tapassattom. Glossary. List of technical terms. Few performing art forms are marked by the dramatic dynamics that govern Kathakali from the culturally rich Southern Indian state of Kerala. The dance characterized by a unique feature its staunch distance from worldly reality selects to include within its scope only the most supernatural and mythological aspects concerning the lives and affairs of celestial beings deities demons and sages. An elaborately defined code of body kinetics combined with beautifully eloquent hand gestures called mudras are enhanced by stylized make up and costumes to provide the several appropriate symbolic nuances typifying Kathakali. The artiste besides makes little attempt to internalize the emotions of the character he portrays. Instead he enlivens his performance through the dimension of life breath or Prana in Sattwikabhinaya and infuses soul into his performance through rasabhinaya or emotional acting. Exaggerated and extravagant his histrionics enunciate a powerful language all their own creating as poetic field of expression that needs prodigious imagination on the part of the viewer to fully appreciate a performance. This double volume comprehensively explores the interpretative medium detailing such fascinating stage aspects as Aharya and Angikabhinaya along with an intricate pattern of music and rhythmics employed in Kathakali. Renowned scholars and performers additionally describe the textual sources for performances discuss reputed Kathakali institutes and outline the rigours of the disciplined training routine involved before a student makes his debut as a full fledged dancer. A rare insight into what is probably the most compelling art form. 204 pp.
Published by Marg Foundation, 2010
Condition: New. New. In shrink wrap.