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Tshe-ring, Norbulocked

  • Isabelle Henrion-Dourcy


(b Lhasa, 1927). Tibetan lha-mo (musical theatre) actor and teacher. He was born to a family of performers of the sKyor-mo-lung troupe and enrolled for performance at the age of eight. He was nicknamed La-pa-lags, ‘the one who sings la-la-la’. His acting, especially of the female roles, made him a national celebrity in pre-communist Tibet. He could have become the next teacher of the sKyor-mo-lung troupe at a young age if the political situation had not forced him into exile in India in ...

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