Collection: Hors Collection
16 x 24 cm
Weight: 534 gr
First publication: 04/12/1987
This volume contains Tibetan plays which are often performed in Tibetan monasteries. In front of spectators who came from far away, the actors do not represent life itself, but rather their ideal of life. The theme is the impermanence of things, and the audience is made up of a group of nomads who disappear as soon as the performance is over.
Jacques Bacot (1877-1965) developed a passion for Tibet during a trip around the world which he made in 1904 and then on an expedition to this country in 1906. Recognized specialist of Tibet, he was appointed director of Tibetan studies at École Pratique des Hautes Études in 1936, and became a member of Académie des inscriptions et belles-lettres in 1947.