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Playing with Shadows in the Dark: Shadow Theatre and Performance in Flux

Theatre in the Dark : Shadow, Gloom and Blackout in Contemporary Theatre

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2017

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...Theatre is often conceived as a communication in a performance space that contains and defines performers and spectators. ‘Bodily co-presence’, in the terminology of Erika Fischer-Lichte (2014: 19–22), is taken as a defining feature...

A Phenomenology of Anthropic Objects

Shaun May

Shaun May is a Lecturer in Drama and Theatre at the University of Kent, UK. Prior to joining the faculty at Kent he was an AHRC Postdoctoral Research Associate in the Philosophy department of the University of Liverpool and he taught at the Royal Central School of Speech & Drama and the Royal College of Art. He is co-convenor of the London Comedy Forum, a network of researchers with an interest in comedy and humour, and he has worked as a theatre director, producer and puppeteer. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Philosophy of Comedy on Stage and Screen : You Have to be There

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2015

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...In this chapter, I will look at examples of what I call ‘anthropic objects’ – that is, ‘objects’ that ought to be understood in relation to the phenomenon of ‘being-in-the-world’. I am not committed to the idea that such objects exist ‘in...

Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education: Head, Hands and Heart

Johanna Smith

Johanna Smith is Professor of Theatre Education, Improvisation, and Puppetry at California State University, San Bernardino where she is also part of the Entrepreneurship faculty. She has served as an artist and educator for professional theatres, museums, colleges, libraries, public schools, private schools, and preschools around the world and loves how puppetry captivates everyone, everywhere. She is a frequent presenter on puppetry as a powerful educational and artistic tool for teachers, and has taken her own "no budget" puppetry productions with CSUSB students on international tours. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Methuen Drama, 2019

Short Guides and Biography

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...Connecting the art of puppetry with deeper learning for children, this workbook offers a comprehensive guide on how to bring puppetry into the classroom. It places puppet design, construction and manipulation at the heart of arts education...
...This interview was part of the Leverhulme Olympic Talks on Theatre and Adaptation. It took place at Queen Mary, University of London, on 5 July 2012. Introduction The Handspring Puppet Company was founded...

From Copper-plate Inscriptions to Interactive Websites: Documenting Javanese Wayang Theatre

Documenting Performance : The Context and Processes of Digital Curation and Archiving

Bloomsbury Academic, 2017

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...In Java, wayang refers to a series of theatrical practices. These include, amongst others, wayang kulit (shadow puppets), wayang orang (a dance drama inspired in the puppet show), wayang beber (a narrative performance that uses...

Between Radical Adaptation and Strategic Adaptability: Ki Catur ‘Benyek’ Kuncoro in Conversation with Miguel Escobar

Theatre and Adaptation: Return, Rewrite, Repeat

Bloomsbury Methuen Drama, 2014

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...This interview was conducted in Indonesian, rather than Javanese, upon the artist’s request, and was translated into English by the author. Indonesian naming practices vary greatly, but many Javanese people do not have a family name. Second...

Conclusion—Puppet Exchanges and Regional Identity in George Town

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, USA—teaching in theatre and comparative literature and is Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the relationship of tradition to modernity within Southeast Asian Societies. She also performs Balinese shadow puppetry in the US and internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Puppets and Cities : Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...Outside the Municipal Town Hall Building in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, stood a circle of about 140 sculpted bear statues (Figure 8.1). Each measured about six feet in height, and their arms were stretched up into the air as if holding...

Museums: Sites of Display and Identity

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, USA—teaching in theatre and comparative literature and is Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the relationship of tradition to modernity within Southeast Asian Societies. She also performs Balinese shadow puppetry in the US and internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Puppets and Cities : Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...National museums are exemplary sites through which nations tell their story and represent themselves to their citizens and others. (Thompson 2012: 54)At the Thai National Museum, I first encountered an exhibit on the history of Thailand...

Puppetry and Identity in Virtual Worlds

Jennifer Goodlander

Jennifer Goodlander is an Associate Professor at Indiana University, USA—teaching in theatre and comparative literature and is Director of the Southeast Asian and ASEAN Studies Program. Her book, Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali was published in 2016. She has published numerous articles and book chapters on the relationship of tradition to modernity within Southeast Asian Societies. She also performs Balinese shadow puppetry in the US and internationally. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Puppets and Cities : Articulating Identities in Southeast Asia

Methuen Drama, 2019

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...I was surprised to see a photo from the hit television show Star Trek featured on a Facebook post on the wall of the page for “Fusion Wayang Kulit,” an organization working to save the traditional shadow puppet form in Malaysia. The image...

946: The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips

Written by

Michael Morpurgo

and

Emma Rice

~playauthor~Written by~ Michael Morpurgo , Emma Rice

Oberon Books, 2016

Oberon Modern Plays

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Acts: 2, Roles: Total (2), Female (1), Male (1), Unassigned (0)

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...Imagine being told to leave your home… Imagine American soldiers occupying your house and land… Imagine being 12 and angry, with only a cat to tell your secrets...