"Kutiyattam: Sanskrit Theater of India" on CD-ROM offers an interactive, multi-media experience of what may be the world's oldest surviving genre of theater. Kutiyattam, which dates back to the tenth century C.E., is closely associated with Hindu temple life and religious ritual. Actors in elaborate costume and makeup use a gestural language, chanted speech, and exaggerated facial and eye expressions to perform the various roles of mythological characters, gods, and demons. Through text, images, video, and audio, this CD-ROM explores the acting, costume, makeup, music, and architecture of Kutiyattam. Those interested in theater, religious ritual, or Indian culture will find Kutiyattam a fascinating journey. System Requirements: Windows: Pentium processor, 32 MB RAM Windows 95 16-bit color display at 640 x 480 Sound Blaster or compatible sound card Eight-speed CD-ROM drive Macintosh: G3 or higher, 32 MB RAM System 8.1 256 color display at 640 x 480 Eight-speed CD-ROM drive"
Publisher: The University of Michigan Press