Boria: A Form of Malay Theatre

Boria: A Form of Malay Theatre
Rahmah Bujang, author
Date of publication:  1987
Publisher:  Institute of Southeast Asian Studies
Number of pages:  165
Code:  LH5

About the publication

Boria is a popular form of Penang Malay theatre performed at weddings and other social functions. There are two parts a farcical comic sketch, and a song and dance sequence. This study covers some of the sketches, songs, audience reaction, and the actors and performers.


  • Boria: A Form of Malay Theatre
    [Whole Publication]
  • Preliminary pages
  • 1. Sources on Boria
  • 2. The Boria Show
  • 3. The Stories in the Sketches
  • 4. Analysis of Stories
  • 5. The Song & Dance
  • 6. Boria and its Penang Audience
  • 7. Conclusion
  • Appendix
  • Bibliography

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