The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia: A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs
This comprehensive book explores the Malaysian form of shadow puppet theatre, highlighting its unique nature within the context of Southeast Asian and Asian shadow puppet theatre traditions. Intended for a Western audience not familiar with Asian performance and practices, the text serves as a bridge to this highly imaginative form. An in-depth examination of the Malaysian puppet tradition is provided, as well as performance scripts, designs for puppet characters, instructions for creating a shadow screen, and easy directions for performance. Another section then considers the practical, pedagogical, and ethical issues that arise in the teaching of this art.
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1 The Shadow Puppet Theatre in Southeast Asia
2 The Stories of the Malaysian Shadow Puppet Theatre
3 The Shadow Puppet Theatre in Performance
4 Five Scripts
5 Teaching and Performing Malaysian Shadow Puppet Theatre
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