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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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. He died on 11 November in Colombo, Sri Lanka. Wednesday, 11 February 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.

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 hunuwatyae on February 9 and 10 and there will be three more performances at the John de Silva memorial theatre on February 13 to Television was introduced in Sri Lanka in the late s and early s.

The play itself is unusual for Brecht because it has a relatively happy ending; everything works out for Grusha. The first professional production took place at Hedgerow Theatre in Philadelphia in and was directed by Eric Bently.

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. A special feature of the new production is the participation of young recruits of the hunuwatayee Kendraya’ of folk arts at Battaramulla by the Samurdhi Ministry.


Retrieved 11 March Henry has broken new ground in Sinhala theatre while contributing immensely towards literature and song writing. Retrieved 2 July Sunday Observer – Lakehouse Newspapers.

By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. One of the most famous characters he portrayed as a tele drama actor was the role mathawa “Sudu Seeya” in the tele drama “Doo Daruwo” Directed by Nalan Mendis and written by Dr.

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Scholarship In the s young Henry through a scholarship got the opportunity to study further about drama in Russia. The play did not gain popularity in the United States until the s. It is also a coincidence that the actor Dr Jayasena received his award at Malalasekara Theatre named after first principal of Nalanda Hunuwatwye late Professor Gunapala Malalasekera.

Retrieved 27 April Henry back in the limelight. August Learn how and when to remove this template message. Views Read Edit View history. The drama created a niche not only for Henry but also for local theatre at large. Also during this time Jaysena was a reputed film actor. A young drama enthusiast who was amazed by Prof. Giving an end to nearly a five years break this veteran dramatist is back in the limelight with his renowned play ‘Hunuwataye Kathawa’.

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Please help to improve this article by introducing more precise citations. 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’.

This Biography may have been copied and pasted from another location, possibly in violation of Wikipedia’s copyright policy. Archived from the original on 14 November Jayasena was involved with the Sri Lanka Rupavahini Corporation from its early beginnings in the s. 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.


From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A still from the rehearsals with Henry Jayasena taking the centre stage.

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. This page was last edited on 12 Septemberat 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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An early role was in Sri Just after one year the same youth had the opportunity of playing the role of prince ‘Maname’. It never quite made it there, but was instead premiered by students at Carlton College in Northfield, Minnesota in He was kathasa a reputed tele drama actor. This article includes a list of referencesbut its sources remain unclear because it has insufficient inline citations.

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. 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.

The widest coverage in Sri Lanka. Ediriweera Sarachchandra’s eminent play ‘Maname’ watched it more than ten times to grasp the unique experience. Please be sure that the supposed kthawa of the copyright violation is not itself a Wikipedia mirror.

The production received rave reviews both here and abroad. Retrieved from ” https: Comments and suggestions to: