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Rāma's Coronation: The Limits of Restoration

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0008
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter brings together the analysis of narrative and the analysis of conversation in the shadow puppet play performance of the Kampan epic, and discusses the countervailing voices that ... More


An Absent Audience

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book describes the performance of Kampan's medieval text Kamparāmāyanam as a shadow puppet play in Kerala, south India, analyzing the puppeteers' particular telling of the story though ... More


The Death of Indrajit: Creating Conversations

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter focuses on the conversations in puppet play performance in the episode concerning the death of Indrajit, which cover not only verbal exchanges but also dialogic relations between oral ... More


Rāma Stories and Puppet Plays

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter introduces the Kampan text, placing it within the history of Palghat and the shadow puppet play, and highlights four important points about the Kerala puppeteers' adaptation of the ... More


Ambivalent Accommodations: Bhakti and Folk Hinduism

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0003
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter examines the puppet play's accommodation of Kampan's devotional Hinduism with foil Hinduism. The accommodations appear first and frequently in the “Song of the Drama-House.” The chapter ... More


The Death of Sarnbukumāraṉ: Kāma and Its Defense

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0004
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the puppet play performance of the highly controversial meeting between Śūrpanakhā and Rāma on the banks of the Godavari River, and analyzes the significance of an added ... More


Introduction

Stanleigh H. Jones

in The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This introductory chapter begins with an overview of the Japanese puppet plays presented in this volume. The plays were created during the period when Kabuki became increasingly a serious competitor ... More


Rāvaṇa's First Defeat: The Puppeteers' Oral Commentary

Stuart Blackburn

in Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.003.0006
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This chapter describes the oral commentary for the shadow puppet play performance of Kampan's text, which spins auxiliary stories and quotations around the text to place it within a wider frame of ... More


Vengeance at Iga Pass

Stanleigh H. Jones

in The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.003.0003
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the translation of Vengeance at Iga Pass (Igagoe Dōchū Sugoroku), a ten-act play written for the puppet theatre. The play was first performed at the Takemoto Ichiza Theatre in ... More


The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

The plays presented here were first performed between 1769 and 1832, a time when the Japanese puppet theatre known as Bunraku was beginning to lose its pre-eminence to Kabuki. During this period, ... More


The True Tale of Asagao

Stanleigh H. Jones

in The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

Kabuki, through its penchant for borrowing from the puppets, has been the beneficiary of a large number of works that were written for the puppet theatre—plays that have gone on to become favorites ... More


The Genji Vanguard in Ōmi Province

Stanleigh H. Jones

in The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the translation of one of the great history-based plays (jidaimono), The Genji Vanguard in Ōmi Province (Ōmi Genji Senjin Yakata), which came to the stage of the Takemoto puppet ... More


Mount Imo and Mount Se: Precepts for Women

Stanleigh H. Jones

in The Bunraku Puppet Theatre of Japan: Honor, Vengeance, and Love in Four Plays of the 18th and 19th Centuries

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
November 2016
ISBN:
9780824835620
eISBN:
9780824871413
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
DOI:
10.21313/hawaii/9780824835620.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This chapter presents the translation of Mount Imo and Mount Se: Precepts for Women (Imoseyama Onna Teikin), one of the day-long jidaimono history dramas for which the Bunraku and Kabuki theatres are ... More


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