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Women in Balinese Topeng: Voices, Reflections, and Interactions

Coldiron, Margaret and Palermo, Carmencita and Strawson, Tiffany (2015) 'Women in Balinese Topeng: Voices, Reflections, and Interactions.' Asian Theatre Journal, 32 (2). 464 - 492. ISSN 0742-5457

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Abstract

This article charts the increasing involvement of women performers in Balinese topeng (mask dance) and emerged from discussions and emails among the authors. Following an overview explaining women’s traditional absence from this form and noting the pioneering women who have been at the forefront of change, the authors discuss how, as non-Balinese female performers and researchers, they discovered that they shared many similar stories, curiosities, and challenges relating to their training and experiences. Their insights provide a detailed picture of some important issues for women in Asian theatre.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Divisions: Faculty of Humanities > East 15 Acting School
Depositing User: Jim Jamieson
Date Deposited: 05 Nov 2015 16:16
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 11:18
URI: http://repository.essex.ac.uk/id/eprint/15412

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