bangsawan malaysia_cvr

Bangsawan Malaysia: Staging Cultural Diversity & Change

RM45

Tan Sooi Beng
2011. Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center
Softcover, 25.4 cm x 17.9 cm, 84 pages, in English and Malay
Black & white photographs
ISBN 9789671012307

Product Description

Bangsawan was the first popular urban commercial theatre in Malaysia which catered to multi-ethnic audiences. Emerging in the late nineteenth century, it was performed solely for entertainment and promoted through advertisements in the press, radio, and handbills. To attract multi-ethnic audiences, bangsawan incorporated stories, music, and dance from Malaya, Europe, America, Asia, and other places. Bangsawan performers developed the first popular music and dance orchestra in this country. By examining the stylistic elements of bangsawan and the lives of important star performers, this book and DVD illustrate that bangsawan was eclectic, innovative, and constantly adapting to the times. The performers advocated their own sense of being modern.

Bangsawan merupakan teater komersil bandaran popular yang pertama di Malaysia yang dipentaskan kepada penonton pelbagai kaum. Teater ini muncul pada akhir kurun ke-19. Bangsawan dipersembahkan semata-mata untuk hiburan yang dipromosikan melalui iklan di akhbar-akhbar, radio, dan risalah-risalah. Pelakon bangsawan memperkembangkan muzik popular dan orkestra tarian yang pertama di negara ini. Untuk menarik penonton pelbagai kaum, bangsawan menggabungkan cerita, muzik, dan tarian dari Malaya, Eropah, Amerika, Asia, dan tempat lain. Melalui kajian elemen gaya bangsawan dan kehidupan pelakon-pelakon bintang utama, buku dan DVD ini menunjukkan bahawa bangsawan bersifat eklektik (tercipta daripada pelbagai sumber), inovatif, dan sentiasa menyesuaikan diri dengan keadaan semasa. Pelakon-pelakon memperakukan konsep moden tersendiri.

Additional Information

Weight 250 g
Dimensions 25.4 x 17.9 x 0.5 cm