Abstract

Abstract:

The royal funeral for HRH King Bhumibol Adulyadej (King Rama IX) of the Chakri dynasty of Thailand was held on October 25–29, 2017. Based on ethnographic research, we describe the sprawling and immersive character of the funeral and the national mourning that it demanded. This article concerns the five days of the official royal funeral. We offer an overview of the many kinds of music, dance, and performance featured in the funeral, with an eye to the long histories of royal performance in mainland Southeast Asia.

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Additional Information

ISSN
1553-5630
Print ISSN
0044-9202
Pages
pp. 122-160
Launched on MUSE
2019-06-25
Open Access
No
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