|Classic Dance Drama of Thailand|
I would like to show you some books from the Bookshelf which may introduce you to the great beauty and strangeness of Asian theater as it is distinguished from the Broadway shows that have been part of your heritage.
First, let's look at a basic form of Chinese theater that you probably know by title but have never really enjoyed in particular. On the cover of this book on Peking Opera you will see Monkey, the God-King of Asian legend, who is featured in most theaters and can be clever beyond measure, powerful beyond imagination and a trickster beyond doubt.
India has its profusion of festivals and sectional theater as well as serious playwrights such as Tagore who received the Nobel Prize for his literary accomplishments.
|Tagore's Red Orlanders|
|Festivals of India|
Looking at puppets, one must never forget the Malaysian shadow puppets from whose performances children of traditional Malaysia learn about their history and culture as well as their manners and religious beliefs. And here again is the Monkey King Hanuman that mythical and spiritual figure of Asian thought and literature.
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