MANAME SINHALA STAGE DRAMA

His manner and conduct was genteel. He ardently believes the Sri Lankan literary and artistic legacies that were born at that time must be better promoted and that the THTF has a considerable role to perform for the youth. Along with the works related to Maname several other endeavours have also been planned in view of Viragaya and Rekhava. Fernando and Fonseka said that a host of works are to be launched in view of the 60th anniversary of the renaissance. Understanding each word, phrase and the contextual nuances in those words is not always easy. The Peradeniya Campus was also abuzz with news of the experimental drama that was taking shape with Ediriweera Sarachchandra, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sinhala in the vanguard. Michael Fernando the eminent academic has completed writing a book about Prof.

The arts play an invaluable part in moulding men and women of sound character and broad vision while also honing analytical skills. And those maestros of local drumming gave a very romantic sound to a sensitive audience. And he, together with G. She had been the person instrumental in producing the first gramophone record of Maname. And being tasked to be at the centre of this cultural reviva was perhaps providential. The very first audition had failed to decide who would play Prince Maname.

The son of ztage enterprising businessman from Panadura, Lionel Fernando was born in Kandy and entered Peradeniya University in His manner and conduct was genteel. Fernando repeated the number. Related Articles Hammenhiel The fort in the northern sea. Arthur Silva, president of the university Drama Society calling for undergrads to audition for a play by Dr.

It will be a work that pays tribute to his greatness. That is an utter misnomer.

Remembering Sarachchandra’s Maname, 60 years after

Promoting the arts The celebrations will revive a set of classics that find their birth in the era of S. A significant fact aboutrelated to Sri Lankan arts and letters is that three monumental works celebrate their 60th anniversary of creation. Stwge was at the open manamr theatre — grass tiered seating under towering Tabebuia trees that shed their delicate pink blossoms on a packed audience of students, teachers, monks, government bureaucrats, workers and villagers from the surrounding areas.

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The film Rekhava directed by Dr. The response was first a pensive gaze into the distance and then a light shake of his head sideways.

Remembering Sarachchandra’s Maname, 60 years after | The Sunday Times Sri Lanka

Fernando and Fonseka said that a host of works are manmae be launched in view of the 60th anniversary of the renaissance. I was among those who were keen to join it. And the bond with which he has embraced the endearing beauty of this revered work.

It is the role of the Foundation to ensure that heritage is preserved and passed onto future generations. People tend to think world culture means the west alone. The auditions were to be held in the Arts Theatre.

Skip to main content. Sarachchandra all turn 60 this year. Fernando stated for each work to be celebrated the THTF is partnering with three other institutions.

60th Anniversary of Maname : The play’s the thing…’

The arts drams an invaluable part in moulding men and women of sound character and broad vision while also honing analytical skills. The Sunday Sinala Sri Lanka. And the whole image of the play was twisted to make it sound rustic and unsophisticated. Fernando said he recalls Trilicia Abeykoon who was selected to play the princess in the very first performance at that first audition. Advertising Rates Please contact the advertising office on – for the advertising rates.

Similarly reading the works of Sarachchandra can be a challenging task for students. They were staged in that very hall we rehearsed. Being an island nation Ceylon had many fortified bastions along her coastal borders that enriched her maritime defences and It is not only our own cultural icons that will be highlighted but figures from world literature, from Shakespeare to Chekov to Brecht and much, much more. The Peradeniya Campus was also abuzz with news of the experimental drama that was taking shape with Ediriweera Sarachchandra, a senior lecturer in the Department of Sinhala in the vanguard.

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What followed were several months of rehearsals in a room at the Senate Building at the campus. It was an unforgettable magical moment. Ediriweera Sarachchandra, a height of literary and theatrical accomplishment that is possibly unrivalled, and unmatched.

Herath – Pupil Forester, M. This year marks a significant milestone for this revered work of Sinhala theatre and celebrations of State are planned together with celebrating two other notable works.

60th Anniversary of Maname : The play’s the thing…’ | Sunday Observer

Along with the sinhhala related to Maname several other endeavours have also been planned in view of Viragaya and Rekhava. It will expound the craft and genius of the maestro Sarachchandra.

Some students who committed themselves to follow the four year study programme had excelled in their studies to earn First Class Honours from the Open University. Share This Post Tweet.

It was found only in Balapitiya and to play this instrument an exponent was brought in. The very first audition had failed to decide who would play Prince Maname. And those maestros of local drumming gave a very romantic sound to a sensitive audience. The THTF provides education in acting and theatre studies through its diploma course for young men and women who are unable to pursue the subject of drama and theatre at national universities due to falling short of the selection mark.