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Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia (review)

Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia (review) Exhibition Review DIVINITIES, DEMONS, KINGS AND CLOWNS: PUPPETRY OF INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. Curated by Kathy Foley with the assistance of Michael Schuster. University Art Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh, 13 February­27 March 2004 Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia, an extensive exhibition presented at the University Art Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh in February and March 2004, featured puppets and related objects from traditions as diverse as Vietnamese water puppetry, Indonesian wayang (Fig. 1), and Burmese yokthe thay string marionettes. Grouped geographically and displayed in an intimate manner that allowed for close examination, the exhibit was curated by Kathy Foley of the University of California­Santa Cruz with the assistance of Michael Schuster. The exhibit redressed the lack of information on South and Southeast Asian puppet forms that remain little known outside their region, unlike the puppet traditions of Japan and China, which are better recognized abroad. Highlights of the exhibit included a shadow puppet from Cambodia (a country where the tradition has been struggling to reestablish itself after virtual extinction under the Pol Pot regime) and Thai hun krabok rod puppets, exquisite in their detail and gilded splendor. Several Indonesian http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 22 (1) – Feb 15, 2005

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Exhibition Review DIVINITIES, DEMONS, KINGS AND CLOWNS: PUPPETRY OF INDIA AND SOUTHEAST ASIA. Curated by Kathy Foley with the assistance of Michael Schuster. University Art Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh, 13 February­27 March 2004 Divinities, Demons, Kings and Clowns: Puppetry of India and Southeast Asia, an extensive exhibition presented at the University Art Gallery of the University of Pittsburgh in February and March 2004, featured puppets and related objects from traditions as diverse as Vietnamese water puppetry, Indonesian wayang (Fig. 1), and Burmese yokthe thay string marionettes. Grouped geographically and displayed in an intimate manner that allowed for close examination, the exhibit was curated by Kathy Foley of the University of California­Santa Cruz with the assistance of Michael Schuster. The exhibit redressed the lack of information on South and Southeast Asian puppet forms that remain little known outside their region, unlike the puppet traditions of Japan and China, which are better recognized abroad. Highlights of the exhibit included a shadow puppet from Cambodia (a country where the tradition has been struggling to reestablish itself after virtual extinction under the Pol Pot regime) and Thai hun krabok rod puppets, exquisite in their detail and gilded splendor. Several Indonesian

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Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Feb 15, 2005

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