Kathakali: Costumes and Make-Up
A delightful full colour brochure on Kathakali Costumes and Make-Up by Kalamandalam Barbara Vijaykumar of the Kala Chethena Kathakali Company. Barbara writes of her inspiration and her master, Kalamandalam Govinda Variyar Ashan; and explains how the "chutti" make-up is applied, the importance of the dressing room or "anniyara",and the nature of the physical training and costumes in kathakali theatre. A unique record of a very special intercultural form of theatre. 12pp. 10 colour photos, 1 black and white.