"We Don't Change It, We Make It Applicable": Ramlila In Trinidad

Title:
"We Don't Change It, We Make It Applicable": Ramlila In Trinidad
Authors:
Richman, Paula
Abstract:
Why did audiences for Ramlila, which recounts how Lord Ram rescued his wife from the ten-headed demon king, wane in Trinidad in the 1970s and '80s? English narration along with the traditional Hindi verses, topical improvisation, new methods of script development, and breaking old gender and caste restrictions have revived the genre and led to the founding of 10 new troupes between 1995 and 2005.
Citation:
Richman, Paula. Spring 2010. "'We Don't Change It, We Make It Applicable': Ramlila In Trinidad." TDR-the Drama Review-a Journal Of Performance Studies 54(1): 76-105.
Publisher:
M I T Press
DATE ISSUED:
2010
Department:
Religion
Type:
article
PUBLISHED VERSION:
10.1162/dram.2010.54.1.76
PERMANENT LINK:
http://hdl.handle.net/11282/309965

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dc.contributor.authorRichman, Paulaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-23T16:22:11Zen
dc.date.available2013-12-23T16:22:11Zen
dc.date.issued2010en
dc.identifier.citationRichman, Paula. Spring 2010. "'We Don't Change It, We Make It Applicable': Ramlila In Trinidad." TDR-the Drama Review-a Journal Of Performance Studies 54(1): 76-105.en_US
dc.identifier.issn1054-2043en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11282/309965en
dc.description.abstractWhy did audiences for Ramlila, which recounts how Lord Ram rescued his wife from the ten-headed demon king, wane in Trinidad in the 1970s and '80s? English narration along with the traditional Hindi verses, topical improvisation, new methods of script development, and breaking old gender and caste restrictions have revived the genre and led to the founding of 10 new troupes between 1995 and 2005.en_US
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherM I T Pressen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.1162/dram.2010.54.1.76en
dc.subject.departmentReligionen_US
dc.title"We Don't Change It, We Make It Applicable": Ramlila In Trinidaden_US
dc.typearticleen_US
dc.identifier.journalTDR-the Drama Review-a Journal Of Performance Studiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordTheateren_US
dc.identifier.volume54en_US
dc.identifier.issue1en_US
dc.identifier.startpage76en_US
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