Sarawak State Library


Mak Yong World Heritage Theatre

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: 792.6209595/GHU
: Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof
: Nur Nadhirah Frida Abdullah
Mak Yong, the ancient dance theatre is believed to have originated in the province of Patani in southern Thailand and the state of Kelantan in Malaysia. This publication, illustrated with 1970s photographs from the author`s fieldwork, is intended to alert the public and the authorities to the importance of Mak Yong and its current state of endangerment, and to spur efforts towards its safeguarding. In 2005, Mak Yong was designated a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, and included in the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2008.

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