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Dates:
1974
Level:
item
Size:
1 Film reel (28 minutes, color sound; 1200 feet)
Collection ID:
HSFA.1977.03
Repository:
Human Studies Film Archives

Edited film shot in Kerala, India, documents the tradition of Kutiyatam, the only surviving Sanskrit drama. Scenes include: a temple constructed specifically for the drama, actors and and musicians being instructed in the dramatic form, consecration of the stage, and excerpts from two Kutiyatam works: Act I of "Subhadradhananjayam" by King Kulasekh...