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Likay : ลิเก

    Likay (ลิเก) :(Folk dance) is much more varied than lakhon or khon. Stories may be original, and include singing, comedy and ham acting.  Costumes may be traditional, modern or a combination of the two.  Likay is often performed at village festivals.  Thai Likay shares similarities with the Khmer theatre style called Yike.  Likay can be traced back to Muslim religious performances.


    LIKAY  is a Thai popular form of theatre. Actors on the stage are singing while speaking. It is not at all opera even if their sentences are said with a singing voice. The whole is accompanied with a classical orchestra. The actors are dressed with flashing clothes and with brilliant stuff. Men used cosmetics and their lips, cheeks are really reddish. Often "LIKAY" can be seen in up-countries towns.

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