The Analysis of History, Story and Narrative: A Case Study of Contemporary Performing Arts, “Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat”


Jao Jan Phom Hom: Nirat Phrathat In Khwaen by Mala Khamchan (Mr.Charoen Malaroj), is a famous work of Thai literature awarded The Southeast Asian Writers Award in 1991. The literature imagined the portrait about sentimentality and emotion of an unfamiliar princess in an antecedent, which has never been found or recorded in history. The story is an elegiac poetry, which is a mixture of folk tales from northern and central Thailand, on a pilgrimage to the Golden Rock in Burma. The researcher has adapted and presented the magnificent literature through the vision and forms of contemporary performing arts creature. The theme of the performance narrate by the main character; Princess Jan, as a solo performance. It also emphasizes the insignificance of life related to the belief in Buddhism. This creative research is the literature development to the contemporary performance, which retains on the history background and narrates through the story of the princess. The analysis of history, story and narrative will lead to the integration of the knowledge to create a contemporary performance.

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Mutjarin Ittiphong, Silpakorn University, Thailand

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Conference: ACAH2017
Stream: Arts - Performing Arts Practices: Theater, Dance, Music

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