CONTENTS- 1. The Worlds of Kathakali: An Introduction. 2. The Sources and Development of Kathakali. 3. The Creation of the Kathakali Actor, Part I: An Overview. 4. The Creation of the Kathakali Actor, Part II: The Actual Process. 5. The Kathakali Actor in Performance. 6. Kathakali Performance Structure: Analysis. 7. The Organization and Dynamism of the Kathakali Experience.
Illustrated scholarly study of training, performance and underlying assumptions of the Indian dance tradition.