Ka Fifai Dance-Drama
The Ka Fifai drama is woven round the theme of the traditional belief
that ghosts appear and kidnap girls or men and trouble them. The participants
in the drama consist of a man, his daughter who is kidnapped, the ghost
who does the kidnapping, the Ministers of the State who make preparations
for war against the ghost, the King of the stage in which the girl's father
is a subject, and the king's men who go out to capture the ghost.
The drama opens with a man and his daughter walking in
the garden. The ghost appears and captures the girl,
and immediately the
man greatly aggrieved rushes to the king's court to inform him of the
incident and beseech him the rescue his daughter. The king's anger is
aroused at this news and he calls for his Ministers and asks them to prepare
for war. The King's men go in search of the ghost and bring him before
the king, who severely warns him never to do such a thing again. The ghost
frightened bows before the king and with this ends the drama.