In May 2012, an adapted version of the exhibition for our KCKP launch was installed in the National Museum in Suphanburi, the cradle of the poem. To launch the expedition, the museum held a whole-day event. I was asked to … Continue reading
We have been to several academic events related to KCKP. They all have one thing in common: there is some serious academic stuff, and then there is some fun. I don’t think there is another Thai literary work where this … Continue reading
For the launch, we had an exhibition at the Jim Thompson Gallery. We we’re grandly described as the “curators” of this rather lovely event.
On 11 June 2011, Noppakhun Sudprasert from the College of Dramatic Arts, Mahidol University, gave a sepha recitation at the Jim Thompson Art Center, helped by his colleague, Watit Duriangkul, and a team of three dancers.
In oral tradition, where a story is recited for entertainment and passed on by word of mouth, performers constantly adjust the story to give their own slant and to please the audience. When Prince Damrong published a standard edition of … Continue reading
On 4-6 February 2011, Walailak University in Nakhon Si Thammarat hosted a series of events themed on KCKP, masterminded by Professor Cholthira Satyawadhna, dean of arts. I doubt if anything similar has happened earlier, or will ever happen again.
I believe this Cambodian movie was made in 2009. I know no other details. The Khmer claim the story is indigenous to them and there have been earlier movies on the tale in Khmer. At the bottom of the post … Continue reading