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An epic with resonance

Thammasat University's 80th anniversary khon dance has a satirical message for today's society

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‘Who would have thought what we recited from the epic Ramakien since childhood could still be so new and profound?” asked Wutthichai Chalermwutthanon, the president of Thammasat University’s khon mask dance club. 

He was speaking about today’s show to celebrate the university’s 80th anniversary, a dance portraying the prelude of the epic Ramakien at the university’s Main Hall, Tha Phra Chan campus at 2pm. It is a show with surprising resonance in the current political climate, and touches on class struggles and divisions in society in a satirical manner.

“We dig deep and convey the message in Thammasat’s distinctive style,” the 21-year-old senior economy student added.

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