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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Hunuwataye Kathawa | By Henry Jayasena

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. 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’. Retrieved 27 April It never quite made it there, but was instead premiered by students at Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota in A special feature of the new production is the participation of young recruits of the ‘Janakala Kendraya’ of folk jathawa at Battaramulla by the Samurdhi Ministry.

Please be sure that the supposed source of the copyright violation is not itself a Wikipedia mirror. 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.

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The widest coverage in Sri Lanka. A young drama enthusiast who was kaathawa by Prof. Archived from the original on 14 November Television was introduced in Sri Lanka in the late s and early s. Retrieved 2 July An early role was in Sri The drama created a niche not only for Henry but also for local theatre at large. The play did not gain popularity in the Kathawwa States until the s. Also during this time Jaysena was a reputed film actor. A still from the rehearsals with Henry Jayasena taking the centre stage.

Just after one year the same youth had the opportunity of playing the role of prince ‘Maname’. August Learn how and when to remove this template message.

Giving an end to nearly a five years break this veteran dramatist is back in the limelight with his renowned play ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’. Jayasena was involved with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from its early beginnings in the s.

Henry back in the limelight by Chamitha Kuruppu A new production of Hunueataye 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 Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s eminent play ‘Maname’ watched it hunuwtaaye than ten times to grasp the unique experience.

This page was last edited on kathada Septemberat With the new production of ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’ after half hunuqataye century of tremendous effort, Henry will be able to leave behind one of the eminent pieces of theatre for the future generations. The production received rave reviews both here and abroad. Brecht’s source for the play is most likely Klabund’s ‘Circle of Chalk’, which was based on an ancient Chinese play written in AD with the same name.


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It is also a coincidence that the actor Dr Jayasena received his award at Malalasekara Theatre named after first principal of Nalanda College late Professor Gunapala Malalasekera. Henry who has created a celebrity line of actors on stage dramas and films has selected the best of talent from the yunuwataye day Sinhala stage to do justice to the unforgettable characters of Hunuwataye Kathawa, which created a niche for local theatre at large.

Views Read Edit View history. 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.

Retrieved 11 March Henry back in the limelight. 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 Jayasena

Sunday Observer – Lakehouse Newspapers. Henry has broken new ground in Sinhala theatre while contributing immensely towards literature and song writing. Retrieved from ” https: 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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