Theatre of Cambodia

A group of performers part of the Royal Ballet of Cambodia.

Theatre of Cambodia known as Lakhon (Khmer: ល្ខោន) is composed of many different genres. There are three main categories: classical, folk, and modern. Many forms of theatre in Cambodia incorporates dance movement into performances and are referred to as dance dramas.





  1. Poul Srei (Female Masked Theatre)
  2. berk Bat (Berk Bat Theatre)
  3. World Musics in Context: A Comprehensive Survey of the World's Major Musical ... By Peter Fletcher, p.307
  4. Theatre in Southeast Asia By James R. Brandon, p.61
  5. May M. Ebihara, Carol Anne Mortland, Judy Ledgerwood Cambodian Culture Since 1975: Homeland and Exile - 1994 -p39 " ... khaol), shadow plays (sbaek), basak theatre (Ikhaon basak), yike theatre (yike), and alternate singing (ayai)."
  6. Pleng Kar (Wedding Theatre)
  7. history rich with female role-models and rulers
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