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Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama : Plays for the Popular Stage (Vol 1) (Hardcover)
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The popular stages of Indonesia offer a window to inter-ethnic cultural obsessions and signs of participation in global trends. Volume 1 of the Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Drama brings together representative plays from the 1890s until the 1960s. It includes examples from the diverse genres that make up Indonesian popular theater: komedi stambul, a form of musical theater initially dedicated to the Arabian Nights; opera derma or Chinese-Indonesian ‘charity opera’; and tonil, theatre in the mold of European realist social drama. These genres are interspersed with vaudeville numbers; sandiwara or nationalist drama; and lenong, an urban folk theatre of Jakarta that resurged in the late 1960s when it found a new audience among students seeking an idiom for urban belonging.
Number of Pages: 273
Genre: Drama, History
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Volume number: 1
Street Date: July 31, 2017
Item Number (DPCI): 248-51-8857
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