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Richmond, Farley P., 1938- (Director)
Michigan State University

General Dance Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Issued: 1976
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 10188
Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-456 (former)
two-dimensional moving image
Subtitle: The amorous demoness.
Produced by the Department of Theater, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan. Director: Farley Richmond. Narrator: Brad Graham. Costumer: Lois Florkey.
Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical Description
Extent: 2 streaming video files (NTSC) (93 min.) :sd., col.
An English-language presentation of a 10th century kutiyattam dance-drama of Kerala State, South India by students of the Michigan State Department of Theater. After preliminary rituals including the chanting of the plot summary, the drama, based on incidents drawn from the Ramayana, unfolds the story of a love-sick demoness disguised as a beautiful woman who attempts to seduce her unwilling victim.
Type of Resource
Moving image
RLIN/OCLC: NYPY847039535-F
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12160594
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): db226d60-8cf3-0135-0323-6d204441e6ec
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Item timeline of events

  • 1976: Issued
  • 2017: Digitized
  • 2018: Found by you!
  • 2019

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Surpanakha" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1976.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Surpanakha" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed March 18, 2018.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1976). Surpanakha Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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