A Form of Malay Theatre
The book is based on the author's research amongst Penang's Malay community about ten years before publication. She examines the performance and role in the community of Boria, a form of community entertainment comprising of a mixture of comic drama and dance. Through interviews with both performers and the audience, the author brings out the vitality of the art form as well as its challenges in being taken over as part of a 'national culture.' The book also contains various plots of the drama elements as well as lyrics in both Malay and English. Very Good Paperback. First Edition. 165 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page.
Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia
Published by ISEAS, Singapore. 1987. First edition
Condition: The cover has very little wear except for a small crease on one corner at the back. There is a neat bookseller's sticker inside the front cover. The binding is tight and there is barely noticeable tanning throughout.