chapter  1
Open Stages: presence and occasion
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O P E N S T A G E S : P R E S E N C E A N D O C C A S I O N

Plate 1.1 Jatra actors prepare backstage; for a performance by Orissa Opera at Puri, Orissa

Photograph: Biswakesh Tripathy

Plate 1.2 Jatra actors ready for cross-gender roles; for a performance by Orissa Opera at Puri, Orissa

Photograph: Biswakesh Tripathy

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O P E N STAGES: P R E S E N C E AND O C C A S I O N

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O P E N STAGES: P R E S E N C E A N D O C C A S I O N

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Plate 1.4 A Jatra actor makes an exit; from Khona, performed by Satyamber Opera at Perulia, West Bengal

Photograph: Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, India

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