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Earth in Flower: The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama (review)

Earth in Flower: The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama (review) 170 Book Reviews included in a second edition to make the information provided more vivid and concrete. As a devotee of Asian theatre, I thank the editor, Samuel L. Leiter, and his contributors for the great work they have done for the fi eld. This book is a much-needed instrument to make the complicated aspects of Asian theatre more approachable in the immediate future. The book is a great milestone of Asian theatre research. Congratulations to Leiter and his collaborators! Andrew T. Tsubaki University of Kansas, Emeritus EARTH IN FLOWER: THE DIVINE MYSTERY OF THE CAMBODIAN DANCE DRAMA. By Paul Cravath. Holmes Beach, FL: DatASIA, 2008. xxx, 544 pp., 188 illus. Cloth, $128.00. Earth in Flower is a slight revision of Paul Cravath’s 1985 PhD dissertation on the court dance of Cambodia, an art form with a historically intimate connection to the land and its spirits. Except for the addition of some photographs, the publisher notes that he chose to “remain true to Dr. Cravath’s . . . doctoral the- sis without modifying, deleting, or rewriting content which refl ects attitudes or conventions of use that have changed in the past twenty years” (xxiii). The book is a treasure http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Earth in Flower: The Divine Mystery of the Cambodian Dance Drama (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 26 (1) – Apr 1, 2009

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2009 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

170 Book Reviews included in a second edition to make the information provided more vivid and concrete. As a devotee of Asian theatre, I thank the editor, Samuel L. Leiter, and his contributors for the great work they have done for the fi eld. This book is a much-needed instrument to make the complicated aspects of Asian theatre more approachable in the immediate future. The book is a great milestone of Asian theatre research. Congratulations to Leiter and his collaborators! Andrew T. Tsubaki University of Kansas, Emeritus EARTH IN FLOWER: THE DIVINE MYSTERY OF THE CAMBODIAN DANCE DRAMA. By Paul Cravath. Holmes Beach, FL: DatASIA, 2008. xxx, 544 pp., 188 illus. Cloth, $128.00. Earth in Flower is a slight revision of Paul Cravath’s 1985 PhD dissertation on the court dance of Cambodia, an art form with a historically intimate connection to the land and its spirits. Except for the addition of some photographs, the publisher notes that he chose to “remain true to Dr. Cravath’s . . . doctoral the- sis without modifying, deleting, or rewriting content which refl ects attitudes or conventions of use that have changed in the past twenty years” (xxiii). The book is a treasure

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Apr 1, 2009

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