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Shadow Play

Shadow Play
Information Politics in Urban Indonesia

by Sheri Lynn Gibbings

  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release : 2021-08-20
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1487525729
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shadow Play examines how members of the urban underclass in Indonesia seek to negotiate their rights to urban space in a country undergoing significant social, political, and economic change.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play
A Book

by John Harrison

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2016-05-27
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 1365025667
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Shadow Play is the spellbinding continuation of the story started in Shadow Dance. This second book of the Shadow Saga carries the adventure to a whole new level of danger and intrigue! The next steps of the prophecy are moving toward fruition and the world hangs in the balance. Dark forces reveal their plots as the forces of good struggle to uncover them. At each turn, those aligned with light are cut off from their own and lost in the chaos that surrounds them. With Aras's death, only his wife and the future heir to the throne are left to combat the growing darkness. Within all of this, Namir and his friends find themselves consumed by enemies, burdened by woes and thrust into the fray against their will. Namir must find the courage to face those who would stop him from fulfilling his fate. All the while, his best friend, Nurn, searches valiantly to find his missing brother.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play
A Mystery

by Rajorshi Chakraborti

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2010-07-20
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 1429934433
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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An international conspiracy thriller in the vein of The Parallax View— a Salman Rushdie-esque figure uses his latest novel to explain his own disappearance after a journalist's murder Raj Chakraborti, internationally renowned novelist and commentator, has disappeared from public view. What's worse, the police want to question him about the murder of a young journalist. Raj claims to explain everything in chapters from his latest work of fiction about a serial-killer-turned-hired-assassin. Is Raj right to believe that he is being hunted, or is it his past that has finally borne down to haunt him? "Shadow Play is ambitious and challenging metafiction.... It will fascinate readers who enjoy Haruki Murakami." - Booklist

Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind: The Javanese Shadow-play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto

Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind: The Javanese Shadow-play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto
A Study in Performance Philology

by Bernard Arps

  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release : 2016-04-18
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN : 9814722154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Javanese shadow puppetry is a sophisticated dramatic form, often felt to be at the heart of Javanese culture, drawing on classic texts but with important contemporary resonance in fields like religion and politics. How to make sense of the shadow-play as a form of world-making? In Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind, Bernard Arps explores this question by considering an all-night performance of Dewa Ruci, a key play in the repertoire. Thrilling and profound, Dewa Ruci describes the mighty Bratasena’s quest for the ultimate mystical insight. The book presents Dewa Ruci as rendered by the distinguished master puppeteer Ki Anom Soeroto in Amsterdam in 1987. The book’s unusual design presents the performance texts together with descriptions of the sounds and images that would remain obscure in conventional formats of presentation. Copious annotations probe beneath the surface and provide an understanding of the performance's cultural complexity. These annotations explain the meanings of puppet action, music, and shifts in language; how the puppeteer wove together into the drama the circumstances of the performance in Amsterdam, Islamic and other religious ideas, and references to contemporary Indonesian political ideology. Also revealed is the performance’s historical multilayering and the picture it paints of the Javanese past. Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind not only presents an unrivalled insight into the artistic depth of wayang kulit, it exemplifies a new field of study, the philology of performance.

Chinese Shadow Theatre

Chinese Shadow Theatre
History, Popular Religion, and Women Warriors

by Fan Pen Li Chen

  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release : 2007-06-21
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN : 0773531971
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In her study of Chinese shadow theatre Fan Pen Li Chen documents and corrects misconceptions about this once-popular art form. Drawing on extensive research and fieldwork, she argues that these plays served a mainly religious function during the Qing dynasty and that the appeal of women warrior characters reflected the lower classes' high tolerance for the unorthodox and subversive.

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300-1900

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300-1900
A Handbook

by Li Guo

  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release : 2020-08-17
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN : 9004436154
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handbook aims at a history of Arabic shadow theatre from the earliest sightings in the tenth century to the turn of the twentieth century. At the core is an analytical documentation of all the known textual remnants and the preserved artifacts of this rich and still living tradition.

Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves

Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves
A Book

by Ward Keeler

  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release : 2017-03-14
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN : 1400886724
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As with many performing arts in Asia, neither the highly stylized images of the Javanese shadow play nor its musical complexity detracts from its wide popularity. By a context-sensitive analysis of shadow-play performances, Ward Keeler shows that they fascinate so many people in Java because they dramatize consistent Javanese concerns about potency, status, and speech. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture
A Book

by Sin-wai Chan

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2019-12-20
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN : 1315453479
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing areas such as China studies, cultural studies, cultural management, and more specific areas – such as religion, opera, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, material culture, performing arts, and visual arts – this encyclopedia covers all major aspects of traditional Chinese culture. The volume is intended to be a detailed reference for graduate students on a variety of courses, and also for undergraduate students on survey courses to Chinese culture.

The Asian Shadow Play

The Asian Shadow Play
A Book

by J. Tilakasiri

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1999
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Comprehensive study of shadow puppetry in several Asian countries as well as the Middle East, Europe, England and America.

Dimensions of Shadow Play in Malay Civilisation

Dimensions of Shadow Play in Malay Civilisation
A Book

by Anonim

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 121
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Roma in the Medieval Islamic World

Roma in the Medieval Islamic World
Literacy, Culture, and Migration

by Kristina Richardson

  • Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
  • Release : 2021-11-18
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 0755635795
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Middle Eastern cities as early as the mid-8th century, the Sons of Sasan begged, trained animals, sold medicinal plants and potions, and told fortunes. They captivated the imagination of Arab writers and playwrights, who immortalized their strange ways in poems, plays, and the Thousand and One Nights. Using a wide range of sources, Richardson investigates the lived experiences of these Sons of Sasan, who changed their name to Ghuraba' (Strangers) by the late 1200s. This name became the Arabic word for the Roma and Roma-affiliated groups also known under the pejorative term 'Gypsies'. This book uses mostly Ghuraba'-authored works to understand their tribal organization and professional niches as well as providing a glossary of their language Sin. It also examines the urban homes, neighborhoods, and cemeteries that they constructed. Within these isolated communities they developed and nurtured a deep literary culture and astrological tradition, broadening our appreciation of the cultural contributions of medieval minority communities. Remarkably, the Ghuraba' began blockprinting textual amulets by the 10th century, centuries before printing on paper arrived in central Europe. When Roma tribes migrated from Ottoman territories into Bavaria and Bohemia in the 1410s, they may have carried this printing technology into the Holy Roman Empire.

Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization

Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization
Village Voices and Urban Views

by Brita Heimarck Renee

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2013-08-21
  • Pages : 394
  • ISBN : 1136800468
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written dialogues on music, mainly by musicians and dalangs (shadow play puppeteers) from the village of Sukawati, scholars, teachers, administrators and students from the Indonesian College of the Arts (STSI) in the City of Denpasar. The study examines the influence of modernization on the traditional arts and their role in society. A concentration on Balinese discourses enables individual performers and scholars to represent themselves to a greater extent than previously seen in ethnomusicological scholarship, making this study more of a critical discussion among equals than a Western interpretation of 'others'. This approach permits a rare view into contemporary Balinese conceptions and practices of music.

Staging Cultural Encounters

Staging Cultural Encounters
Algerian Actors Tour the United States

by Jane E. Goodman

  • Publisher : Indiana University Press
  • Release : 2020-10-06
  • Pages : 278
  • ISBN : 0253052300
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Staging Cultural Encounters tells stories about performances of cultural encounter and cultural exchange during the US tour of the Algerian theater troupe Istijmam Culturelle in 2016. Jane E. Goodman follows the Algerian theater troupe as they prepare for and then tour the U.S. under the auspices of the Center Stage program, sponsored by the US State Department to promote cross-cultural dialogue and understanding. The title of the play Istijmam produced was translated as "Apples," written by Abdelkader Alloula, a renowned Algerian playwright, director, and actor who was assassinated in 1994. Goodman take readers on tour with the actors as they move from the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. to the large state universities of New Hampshire and Indiana, and from a tiny community theater in small-town New England to the stage of the avant-garde La MaMa Theater in New York City. Staging Cultural Encounters takes up conundrums of cross-cultural encounter, challenges in translation, and audience reception, offering a frank account of the encounters with American audiences and the successes and disappointments of the experience of exchange.

A Matter of Fate

A Matter of Fate
The Concept of Fate in the Arab World as Reflected in Modern Arabic Literature

by Dalya Cohen-Mor

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2001-05-03
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 0190285370
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their social psychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that further illuminate this fascinating topic.

PANGGUNG SEMAR

PANGGUNG SEMAR
ASPECTS OF TRADITIONAL MALAY THEATRE

by Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof

  • Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
  • Release : 2015-02-17
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1482830256
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Although stretching back into the unwritten and often mythic past, traditional Malay performing arts have, until recent times, been almost totally neglected. In recent years, the subject has begun to attract the serious scholarly interest it deserves. Such attention is timely, for the principal theatre genres, including Mak Yong, Wayang Kulit and the comparatively modern Bangsawan, have begun to suffer decline. Indeed, many of them are on the verge of extinction and, with time, will come the loss of an important facet of the native Malay genius. This volume by an acknowledged expert on Malaysian theatre, Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof, is a pioneering work on the subject, an invaluable contribution to Malay cultural studies. It discusses theatre from the perspectives of history, performance principles, functions and problems that have contributed to the decline of traditional performing arts in Malaysia. Also included is a chapter on Semangat, the Malay concept of soul, a seminal belief whose understanding allows for a deeper appreciation of Malay theatre and its role in traditional society. A vital forerunner of several books on the traditional performing arts and cultural traditions of the Malays, this volume is a landmark in cultural research by a Malaysian scholar.

Shadow Play

Shadow Play
A Book

by Katherine Sutcliffe

  • Publisher : Avon Books
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 419
  • ISBN : 9780380759415
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Beautiful but naive Sarah St. James entrusts her life and honor to Morgan Kane, a ruthless, unprincipled rogue and adventurer, on a perilous trek into the savage wilderness of the Amazon

In the Presence of Power

In the Presence of Power
Court and Performance in the Pre-Modern Middle East

by Maurice A. Pomerantz,Evelyn Birge Vitz

  • Publisher : NYU Press
  • Release : 2017-12-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 147988300X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Insights into power, spectacle, and performance in the courts of Middle Eastern rulers In recent decades, scholars have produced much new research on courtly life in medieval Europe, but studies on imperial and royal courts across the Middle East have received much less attention, particularly for courts before 1500AD. In the Presence of Power, however, sheds new light on courtly life across the region. This insightful, exploratory collection of essays uncovers surprising commonalities across a broad swath of cultures. The pre-modern period in this volume includes roughly seven centuries, opening with the first dynasty of Islam, the Umayyads, whose reign marked an important watershed for Late Antique culture, and closing with the rule of the so-called “gunpowder” empires of the Ottomans and Safavids over much of the Near East in the sixteenth century. In between, this volume locates similarities across the Western Medieval, Byzantine and Islamicate courtly cultures, spanning a vast history and geography to demonstrate the important cross-pollinations that occurred between their literary and cultural legacies. This study does not presume the presence of one shared courtly institution across time and space, but rather seeks to understand the different ways in which contemporaries experienced and spoke about these places of power and performance. Adopting a very broad view of performances, In the Presence of Power includes exuberant expressions of love in Arabic stories, shadow plays in Mamluk Cairo, Byzantine storytelling, religious food traditions in Christian Cyprus, advice, and political and ethnographic performances of power.

The Cinema and Its Shadow

The Cinema and Its Shadow
Race and Technology in Early Cinema

by Alice Maurice

  • Publisher : U of Minnesota Press
  • Release : 2013-03-15
  • Pages : 288
  • ISBN : 145293939X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Cinema and Its Shadow argues that race has defined the cinematic apparatus since the earliest motion pictures, especially at times of technological transition. In particular, this work explores how racial difference became central to the resolving of cinematic problems: the stationary camera, narrative form, realism, the synchronization of image and sound, and, perhaps most fundamentally, the immaterial image—the cinema’s “shadow,” which figures both the material reality of the screen image and its racist past. Discussing early “race subjects,” Alice Maurice demonstrates that these films influenced cinematic narrative in lasting ways by helping to determine the relation between stillness and motion, spectacle and narrative drive. The book examines how motion picture technology related to race, embodiment, and authenticity at specific junctures in cinema’s development, including the advent of narratives, feature films, and sound. In close readings of such films as The Cheat, Shadows, and Hallelujah!, Maurice reveals how the rhetoric of race repeatedly embodies film technology, endowing it with a powerful mix of authenticity and magic. In this way, the racialized subject became the perfect medium for showing off, shoring up, and reintroducing the cinematic apparatus at various points in the history of American film. Moving beyond analyzing race in purely thematic or ideological terms, Maurice traces how it shaped the formal and technological means of the cinema.

The Storyteller's Shadows

The Storyteller's Shadows
14 Live-acted shadow plays for today

by Bill Reed

  • Publisher : Reed Independent
  • Release : 2018-03-03
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 0648175693
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In a volume containing 14 original plays – including three shadow-play adaptions of Gogol, Morton and Runyon classics – the author resurrects a sadly neglected theatre genre – the shadow play combining traditional shadow techniques with normal acting to create ‘full-bodied’ mainstream plays.

Acting

Acting
An International Encyclopedia

by Beth Osnes,Sam Gill

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2001-01-01
  • Pages : 439
  • ISBN : 0874367956
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance