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Popular Workers' Shadow Theatre in Thailand

Popular Workers' Shadow Theatre in Thailand One of the least-known forms of Southeast Asian shadow puppet theatre, the nang talung of southern Thailand, is part of a long tradition of rural ritual performance. But it now incorporates newly invented stories with contemporary music and technique --creating a vibrant, popular appeal among its regional audience, particularly in urban centers and on television. In this article the author offers a brief introduction to the form and explains how changes in contemporary performance are affected by prevailing restraints. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Popular Workers' Shadow Theatre in Thailand

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 19 (1) – Mar 1, 2002

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2002 The University of Hawai'i Press.
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Abstract

One of the least-known forms of Southeast Asian shadow puppet theatre, the nang talung of southern Thailand, is part of a long tradition of rural ritual performance. But it now incorporates newly invented stories with contemporary music and technique --creating a vibrant, popular appeal among its regional audience, particularly in urban centers and on television. In this article the author offers a brief introduction to the form and explains how changes in contemporary performance are affected by prevailing restraints.

Journal

Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Mar 1, 2002

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