Opera Van Java – “Kresna Gugah” – Scene III (Part 7 & 8)


Episode Structure Analysis:  Opera Van Java: “Kresna Gugah” (“Kresna Awakes”)

Original Broadcast Date: 20/5/10

Duration:  74min 11s

Cast:

Dalang  - Parto Patrio

Baladewa – Sule

Adipati Karna – Eko DJ

Banowati - Asty Ananta

Bagong – Azis Gagap

Arjuna  - Andre Taulany

Satyaki – Nunung

Kresna – Shreeraj

SCENE III

Setting: Forest scene but somewhat incongruously set up as a village bensin or petrol stand complete with petrol pumps and a Yamaha motorcycle. A thatched petrol kiosk is bedecked with Yamaha logos and bunting.

SCENE III

 

7

00:02 Commercial Break

42.

Musical Intro:

7.

00:36 Narration

43.

Dalang’s narration: Arjuna is puzzled by Kresna’s prolonged meditation and wonders about its purpose. Bagong, his clown-servant, reminds him though of Kresna’s purpose.

7.

01:04 Dalan Gecul

44.

The actors playing Arjuna and Bagong improvise a scene involving the actor playing Bagong purchasing bensin (petrol) from the actor playing Arjuna. The routine centre’s on a humorous notion of purchasing petrol “by the kilo” rather than according to the usual litre measure of volume.

7.

05:43 Adegan Taman

45.

Arjuna expresses his confusion as to why Kresna is taking so long with his meditation.Bagong explains that Kresna is mediating in order to discover the outcome of the impending Baratayuda war.

7.

06:28 Adegan Taman

46.

Enter: Banowati

7.

06:30 Narration

47.

Dalang’s narration: Banowati’s purpose is to spy on Arjuna but loe-and-behold, she actually falls in love with Arjuna.

7.

06:44 Adegan Taman

48.

At the dalang’s instruction the actors playing Banowati and Arjuna engage in a pantun competition the underlying premise of which is Banowati’s attempts to seduce Arjuna and Arjuna’s repeated rebuffing of Banowati’s advances.

8

01:02 Adegan Taman

49.

Pantun competition between the actors playing Banowati and Arjuna turns into a competition whereby the actors trade songs with opening lines relevant to the conversation at hand.

8

02:22 Adegan Taman

50.

Arjuna explains to Banowati that he cannot be her lover as she is married to Dursasana, King of the Korawas.

8

02:52 Narration

51.

Dalang’s narration: And so Arjuna rejects Banowati’s advances and leaves her weeping, broken-hearted in the forest.

8

03:15 Adegan Taman

52.

Actors on stage engage in a series of pratfalls destroying many of the foam props – including the prop petrol pumps – in the process.

8

04:32 Adegan Taman

53.

Exit: Arjuna and Bagong.

8

04:44 Adegan Taman

54.

Enter: Karna

8

04:59 Adegan Taman

55.

Re-enter: BagongThe actor playing Bagong sheepishly admits that he wasn’t supposed to leave the stage yet.

8

05:10 Adegan Taman

56.

Karna inquires as to why Banowati is weeping.

8

05:30 Narration

57.

Dalang’s Narration:  Karna listen’s to Banowati’s account of her rejection by Arjuna and declares that war between himself and Arjuna is inevitable.

8

05:40 Adegan Taman

58.

Karna instructs Bagong to return to the Pandawa to communicate his challenge to war.

8

06:00 Narration

59.

Dalang’s narration:  And so the Korawa declare war on the Pandawa…                               

8

06:17 Commercial Break

60.

Musical Outro:

Opera Van Java – “Kresna Gugah” – Part 7

Opera Van Java – “Kresna Gugah” – Part 8

Opera Van Java – “Kresna Gugah” – Scene IV

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