Module Identifier DR33530  
Academic Year 2004/2005  
Co-ordinator Dr Daniel Meyer-Dinkgrafe  
Semester Semester 2  
Other staff Mr Sreenath K Nair  
Course delivery Seminars / Tutorials   1 x 1 hour per week  
  Practical   3 x 2 hours  
  Lecture   1 x 1 hour per week  
Assessment TypeAssessment Length/DetailsProportion
Semester Exam 2 hour written exam  50%
Semester Assessment 2 essays of 2500 words each  50%

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module students should be able to:


Brief description

The module provides an introduction to Indian theatre's origins, and its varied manifestations over the centuries until today. Students will have at least one workshop with an Indian performer as part of their learning experience.

Reading Lists

** Recommended Background
Bharata, Muni (1987) The Natyashastra, transalted by a board of scholars. Delhi: Sri Satguru
Brandon, James (ed) (1997) The Cambridge Guide to Asian Theatre Cambridge: Cambridge UP
Gaston, Anne-Marie (1997) Bharata Natyam: From Theatre to Temple New Delhi: Manohar
Mee, Erin (2001) Dramacontemporary: India Baltimore: John Hopkins UP
Miller, Barbara Stoler (1984) Theater of Memory: The Plays of Kalidasa New York: Columbia UP
Richmond, Farley (1990) Indian Theatre. Traditions of Performance Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press
Richmond, Farley (1998) Kutiyattam: Sanskrit theater of India Ann Arbour: University of Michigan Press
Yarrow, Ralph (2000) Indian Theatre: theatre of origin, theatre of freedom London: Curzon
Zarrilli, Phillip (1998) When the body becomes all eyes: paradigms, discourses and practices of power in Kalarippayattu, a South Indian martial art Oxford: Oxford UP
Zarrilli, Phillip (2000) Kathakali dance-drama : where gods and demons come to play London ; New York : Routledge,


This module is at CQFW Level 6