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Lakhon nai

Lakhon nai (Thai: ละครใน) is a performing art originating in the royal court of Thailand (formerly Siam). It features a slow choreography accompanied by a piphat ensemble enacted with epic poems such as that of Inao (Panji) and Unarut (Aniruddha).[1] A variation of this genre with male performers is called lakhon nai phu chai (ละครในผู้ชาย).

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
  • References 3
    • Bibliography 3.1
    • Notes 3.2

Etymology

Lakhon nai is believed to be a contraction of lakhon nang nai (ละครนางใน), or 'theatre of the women of the palace.'[2] It was also known as lakhon khang nai (ละครข้างใน, lit., theatre of the inner court) and lakhon nai phra ratchathan (ละครในพระราชฐาน, lit., theatre of [belonging to] the King).[3]

History

According to James R. Brandon, lakhon nai stems from the court dance tradition of Cambodia of the 15th century; it later adapted dramatic aspects from lakhon nok (a fork of lakhon chatri) during the 1750s.[4] Lakhon nai itself would later become the main influence on the classical court dance (Royal Ballet of Cambodia) in Cambodia during the 19th century.[5] Lakhon nai came to be in its present form during the 18th century when the story of Inao became an important part of the repertoire.[6]

References

Bibliography

  • Brandon, James R. (1967). Theatre in Southeast Asia. Harvard University Press

Notes

  1. ^ Brandon pg. 64
  2. ^ Brandon pg. 63
  3. ^ http://www.anurakthai.com/thaidances/thaidrama/thaidrama3.asp
  4. ^ Brandon pg. 64, 65, 84
  5. ^ Brandon pg. 64, 84
  6. ^ Brandon pg. 64


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