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Author Pauka, Kirstin, 1963-

Title Theater and martial arts in West Sumatra : Randai and silek of the Minangkabau / Kirstin Pauka
Published Athens : Ohio Unviersity Center for International Studies, [1998]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series Monographs in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 103
Monographs in international studies. Southeast Asia series ; no. 103
Contents List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; I. Introduction; 2. Origin and Historical Development of Randai; 3. The Martial Art Silek; 4. Performers of Randai; 5· Randai Scripts; 6. Performance Space and Costuming; 7. Music; 8. Acting; 9. Martial Arts and Dance; 10. Conclusion; Appendix A: Questionnaire and Results; Appendix B: Script of Sabai Nan Aluih; Appendix C: Script of Umbuik Mudo; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index
Summary Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female performers and modern staging techniques. This book also explores the indigenous martial arts form silek, a vital part of randai today. The strong presence of silek is illustrated in the martial focus of the stories that are told through randai, in it
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-258) and index
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Subject Minangkabau (Indonesian people) -- Social life and customs.
Minangkabau drama -- History and criticism.
Theater -- Indonesia -- Sumatra -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 98019143
ISBN 0896804135 (electronic bk.)
9780896804135 (electronic bk.)
(paperback; alk. paper)