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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...

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...

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...

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...
...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...

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...

Inventing Middle-Class Tradition in Thailand

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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...“Thai-ness” (khwam pen Thai), a specific understanding of Thai identity, has been a concern of the ruling classes in Thailand since early last century: “[The elites] fear that without wise and constant intervention, Thai-ness, will go...

Cities, Puppets, 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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...Within the walls of Asiatique on the Riverfront, an evening shopping and entertainment destination for tourists and locals in Bangkok, sits an unassuming Thai man who bills himself as “Manop the Puppet” (Figure 1.1). He sits on a short...