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TitleThe Asian shadow play
Author by Jayadeva Tilakasiri
Imprint Ratmalana, Sri Lanka : Vishva Lekha Publishers, 1999
Edition 1st ed
Descript xix, 259 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 21 cm


Origin and diffusion of the shadow play: Indian legends and literary sources ; Chinese historical and legendary records ; Connexions with the theatre of European countries -- India: Distribution of types ; Andhra Pradesh ; Karnataka ; Kerala -- Indonesia: Wayang ; Iconography of the puppets and their characterisation ; Literary content of the Wayang -- China: Beginnings and spread of shadow theatre ; Artistic and technical skills ; Music for the shadow play -- Thailand and Cambodia: Thai shadow play ; Musical ensemble of the Thai Nang ; Thai Nang Kalung and the Cambodian Ayang -- Malaysia: Kelantan shadow play -- Turkey: Satire in Turkish Karagoz -- Present position and the future

Shadow shows -- Asia Shadow puppets -- Asia Puppet theater -- Asia

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