The Pendulum of Intercultural Performance: Kathakali King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe

  title={The Pendulum of Intercultural Performance: Kathakali King Lear at Shakespeare's Globe},
  author={Diane Daugherty},
  journal={Asian Theatre Journal},
  pages={52 - 72}
  • D. Daugherty
  • Published 15 February 2005
  • Art
  • Asian Theatre Journal
Kathakali King Lear, presented at London's Globe Theatre in 1999, is a case study in the possibilities and difficulties of intercultural theatre practice. This article uses Bharucha's and Pavis's theories on intercultural theatre to frame its analysis and shows how this production, by a multinational troupe collaborating over ten years, crafted a work that crosses Indian and European cultural borders. Text adaptation, character type assignment, casting, resistance by Indian critics, and… 

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