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Makutharama: Rama’s Crown and the Grand Offering of the Kings: Sesaji Raja Suya (Wayang Educational Package) by Purbo Asmoro and Kathryn Emerson (review)

Makutharama: Rama’s Crown and the Grand Offering of the Kings: Sesaji Raja Suya (Wayang... REFERENCE Kim Km-hwa. 2007. Pidankkot Nmse: Nara Mansin Kim Km-hwa Chasjn (Silk Flower Nmse: The Autobiography of National Shaman Kim Km-hwa). Seoul: Saenggak i Namu. MAKUTHARAMA: RAMA'S CROWN AND THE GRAND OFFERING OF THE KINGS: SESAJI RAJA SUYA (WAYANG EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE). By Purbo Asmoro and Kathryn Emerson. Jakarta: Lontar, 2013. 7 volumes and 21 DVDs. 3156 pp. 822 minutes. $502.61. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when I was studying Javanese wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre, wayang for short) at Surakarta's Indonesian Music Academy, now known as Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts), the puppetry department had about twenty faculty members. Few were performing regularly. Most were content with the life of a civil servant: teaching, producing the occasional report, and contributing to the academy's experimental productions. The two prominent exceptions were the department's most recent hires, Purbo Asmoro (b. 1961, Pacitan) and Joko Susilo (b. 1963, Sragen), both ambitious 1986 graduates of the academy who were actively pursuing careers as working puppeteers. At this time, the final decade of the New Order authoritarian regime, traditional structures of authority were dissolving and Central Javanese puppeteers were increasingly defining their own individual styles in a neoliberal http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Makutharama: Rama’s Crown and the Grand Offering of the Kings: Sesaji Raja Suya (Wayang Educational Package) by Purbo Asmoro and Kathryn Emerson (review)

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 33 (1) – Mar 11, 2016

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REFERENCE Kim Km-hwa. 2007. Pidankkot Nmse: Nara Mansin Kim Km-hwa Chasjn (Silk Flower Nmse: The Autobiography of National Shaman Kim Km-hwa). Seoul: Saenggak i Namu. MAKUTHARAMA: RAMA'S CROWN AND THE GRAND OFFERING OF THE KINGS: SESAJI RAJA SUYA (WAYANG EDUCATIONAL PACKAGE). By Purbo Asmoro and Kathryn Emerson. Jakarta: Lontar, 2013. 7 volumes and 21 DVDs. 3156 pp. 822 minutes. $502.61. In the late 1980s and early 1990s, when I was studying Javanese wayang kulit (shadow puppet theatre, wayang for short) at Surakarta's Indonesian Music Academy, now known as Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts), the puppetry department had about twenty faculty members. Few were performing regularly. Most were content with the life of a civil servant: teaching, producing the occasional report, and contributing to the academy's experimental productions. The two prominent exceptions were the department's most recent hires, Purbo Asmoro (b. 1961, Pacitan) and Joko Susilo (b. 1963, Sragen), both ambitious 1986 graduates of the academy who were actively pursuing careers as working puppeteers. At this time, the final decade of the New Order authoritarian regime, traditional structures of authority were dissolving and Central Javanese puppeteers were increasingly defining their own individual styles in a neoliberal

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Published: Mar 11, 2016

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