Wednesday, January 05, 2005

Kathakali version of Julius Caesar staged- The Times of India

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: A solo act of William Shakespeare's Julius Caesar using the techniques of Kathakali theatre was staged here on Tuesday night.

The one-hour performance by noted actor Suresh of Margi Kathakali School depicted some of the dramatic moments in Shakespeare's play culminating in the assassination of the Roman dictator and his horrid realisation that those who conspired against him included his friend Brutus.

"Though Kathakali versions of King Lear and Othello had been tried earlier, the present one seems novel in many ways. Here we used the technique of pakarnnattam , by which the same actor becomes different characters," Suresh said.

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