• Short Summary

    In Bangkok on Thursday (5 July), senior students at Thailand's school of Dramatic Art gathered to the capital's national theatre for a traditional ceremony in which the School's teacher is honoured for this guidance during the year.

  • Description

    1.
    GV Temple PAN DOWN TO students
    0.06

    2.
    CU Flowers
    0.08

    3.
    SV/CU Students with flowers lining up (2 shots)
    0.14

    4.
    SV Students into temple (2 shots)
    0.22

    5.
    CU INT Teachers receive flowers form students
    0.27

    6.
    SV Students praying (2 shots)
    0.32

    7.
    GV Headmaster praying
    0.37

    8.
    SV Teachers praying (6 shots)
    0.51

    9.
    CU Musical instrument
    0.53

    10.
    SV/CU Teacher dancing (4 shots)
    1.09

    11.
    SV Graduation ceremony
    1.15



    Initials BB/1833 MR/TB/BB/1844



    Script is copyright Reuters Limited. All rights reserved

    Background: In Bangkok on Thursday (5 July), senior students at Thailand's school of Dramatic Art gathered to the capital's national theatre for a traditional ceremony in which the School's teacher is honoured for this guidance during the year.

    The ceremony is held annually, usually in June or July. During the rites, young actors and actresses set articles of worship on an altar together with a hollow figure representing the head of an ancient Thai drama teacher. offerings of food and liquor are made and then the head teacher dances of his students.

    According to custom, the ceremony must be completed before midday. Towards the and the senior teacher performs the rite of initiation by placing a mask on the heads of each of the graduating students. From this moment, they become qualified to perform on stage, although most of them elect to remain at the college for additional study before joining dramatic groups.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA41ZQP4I1OVS681FFF7MH05L35
    Media URN:
    VLVA41ZQP4I1OVS681FFF7MH05L35
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    08/07/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:16:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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