Wayang And Its Doubles: Javanese Puppet Theatre, Television And The Internet


by Mrazek, Jan

Wayang And Its Doubles: Javanese Puppet Theatre, Television And The Internet

Price:  US$30.24   (SGD42.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 349 pages
Published:  2019, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789814722957
SB#:  062957 (120)

About This Book

Wayang, or Javanese puppet theater, has been around for millennia. Television has been around for decades. The two formats seem like disparate pieces yet they are both intensely part of the Javanese world. They are inescapable from each other in a relationship that has been described as a "difficult marriage": intimate on the one hand, deeply alienating on the other, institutionalized yet at the same time mercurial and shifting. This book explores the ways two complex forms of media coexist and meet as well as haunt and invade each other. It looks at performance aesthetics and the technicalities of television production, as well as issues of time, space, light, place, and movement. It compares audience experiences of live and televised performances, and highlights the collaboration and struggle between performers and television producers.


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