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Abstract: Post-midnight plays were bawdy, skitlike plays performed late at night, after the women and children have left. Traditionally characterized by lascivious content, they did not use playscript and were frowned upon by the Confucian literati and government. Many Chinese xiqu (opera)...
Abstract: Kheimeh shab bazi is a traditional marionette form of Iran. The historical background is obscure, though we find references to puppetry in literature and travel reports. The practice of the art in twentieth- and twenty-first-century Iran is detailed.
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