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Bangsawan: Creative Patterns in Production

From: Asian Theatre Journal
Volume 30, Number 1, Spring 2013
pp. 122-144 | 10.1353/atj.2013.0020



Bangsawan, an operatic form, is a living theatre in Malaysia. This article examines its structure and creative processes, associates it with social issues and acceptance by a multiethnic audience, and relates the history of the genre.