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nine_hills_one_valley - Saru Mehta Drama 20 Section 2 Extra...

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Saru Mehta Drama 20 Section 2 Extra Credit Nine Hills One Valley As I watched Ratan Thiyam’s play, Nine Hills One Valley , I noticed the actors used simple and unique props to help tell the story. The function of these props was to add definition and symbolism to the play. That is why the actors used them sparingly in order to inculcate their significant meaning to the characters on set. For instance, under sparkling blue veils and tumbler-shaped skirts, four Indian women were performing the traditional raas lila . Suddenly, Time, wrapped in red silk, slaughters the dancers with his sharpened machete. The weapon portrays how Time can kill innocence and happiness. That is why the dancers wore shiny, blue costumes so that they can symbolize fortune brought by the fairies. After the raas lila , seven wise men were roused from hibernating slumber by visions of the world's woes. War, famine, and the destruction of culture inspired them to rewrite their books of wisdom. Therefore Thiyam, who is responsible for
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