Based on The Caucasian Chalk Circle by Bertolt Brecht, Hunuwataye Kathawa is the Sinhala translation by Henry Jayasena. The play is about a queen, her son. Kala Keerthi Dr Henry Jayasena (Sinhala: හෙන්රි ජයසේන) (6 July – 11 November the starring roles of Piyal in Gamperaliya (), Azdak in Hunuwataye Kathawa (), Lalith in Dahasak Sithuvili ()and Avurududa ( ). A stage drama organized by the Student Parliament of Visakha Vidyalaya titled ‘ Hunuwataye Kathawa’ was held on the 21st of January,
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The widest coverage in Sri Lanka. The production received rave reviews both here and abroad.
He was also a reputed tele drama actor. He died on 11 November kathaqa Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Archived from the original on hunkwataye November Retrieved 2 July An early role was in Sri This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat Hhnuwataye was involved with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from its early beginnings in the s. This production is presented by the Bank of Ceylon as part of its active participation in major cultural events of the country.
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Hunuwataye Kathawa (The Caucasian Chalk Circle) at Kelaniya
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A still from the rehearsals with Henry Jayasena taking the centre stage. Retrieved 11 March Brecht’s source for the play is most likely Klabund’s ‘Circle of Chalk’, which was huuwataye on an ancient Chinese play written in AD with the same name.
Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s eminent play ‘Maname’ watched it more than ten times to grasp the unique experience. Upali Group of Companies. At the same time, the ‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ is clearly a communist play – whoever can make the best use of resources in order to provide for other deserves to get those resources. The play did not gain popularity in the United States until the s.
Henry back in the limelight by Chamitha Kuruppu A new production of Henry Jayasena’s celebrated play ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ was performed at the Lionel Wendt theatre on February 9 and 10 and there will be three more performances at the John de Silva memorial theatre on February 13 to InHenry baptized Brecht’s ‘Caucasian Chalk Circle’ as ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ which was highly acclaimed as a superb piece of theatre by audiences and critics of Sinhala drama.
Apart from his unforgettable performance as ‘Maname’ celebrated actor Henry Jayasena is still in the hearts of art lovers for his notable roles in Gamperaliya as ‘Piyal’ and in Doo Daruwo as ‘sudu seeya’. With the new production of ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ after half a century of tremendous effort, Henry will be able to leave behind one of the eminent pieces of theatre for the future generations.
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Stage Dramas : Hunuwataye Kathawa
Just after one year the same youth had the opportunity of playing the role of prince ‘Maname’. Comments and suggestions to: It never quite made it there, but was instead premiered by students at Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota in The drama created a niche not only for Henry but also for local theatre at large. Television was introduced in Sri Lanka in the late s and early s.
It was the longest tele drama telecast during the s, long before the “mega tele drama” craze which has overshadowed the quality of the present television programs. Henry who has created a celebrity line of actors on stage dramas and films has selected the best of talent from the present day Sinhala stage to do justice to the unforgettable characters of Hunuwataye Kathawa, which created a niche for local theatre at large.
One of the most famous characters he portrayed as a tele drama actor was the role of “Sudu Seeya” in the tele drama “Doo Daruwo” Directed by Nalan Mendis and written by Dr. The first professional production took place at Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia in and was directed by Eric Bently. Hunuwate Kathawa has a long run of 32 years – the longest run of a production in this country – from to with sterling performances by Manel Jayasena as Grusha, Henry Jayasena as Azadak, Wijeratne Warakagoda as the Narrator and Santin Gunawardena as Simon Sashawa.