Thai Likay: The Development of an Acting Performance Model in Central Thailand

  •  Tanomsri Seangtong    
  •  Songkoon Chantachon    
  •  Manop Wisutthiphaet    


Likay is the most important drama in central Thailand; a mixture of Thai traditional and classical arts. The growth of science and technology has influenced value for audiences and the survival of Likay. This is a study of central Likay history, current conditions, acting performances and their identities. The research focuses on the problems with current Likay performances and develops guidelines for improving acting performances to enhance community economy and add value to society and culture. This acting performance model for Likay in Central Thailand will help to ensure the continuation of this priceless art-form.

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