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Shadow Play

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Pages : 353 pages
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Download Shadow Play PDF Full Free by John Harrison and published by House of Harrison. This book was released on 2016-05-27 with total page 353 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Shadow Play is the spellbinding continuation of the story started in Shadow Dance. This second book of the Shadow Saga carries the adventure to a whole new level of danger and intrigue! The next steps of the prophecy are moving toward fruition and the world hangs in the balance. Dark forces reveal their plots as the forces of good struggle to uncover them. At each turn, those aligned with light are cut off from their own and lost in the chaos that surrounds them. With Aras's death, only his wife and the future heir to the throne are left to combat the growing darkness. Within all of this, Namir and his friends find themselves consumed by enemies, burdened by woes and thrust into the fray against their will. Namir must find the courage to face those who would stop him from fulfilling his fate. All the while, his best friend, Nurn, searches valiantly to find his missing brother.


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Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind: The Javanese Shadow-play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto

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Publisher : NUS Press
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ISBN 10 : 9789814722155
Pages : 646 pages
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Download Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind: The Javanese Shadow-play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto PDF Full Free by Bernard Arps and published by NUS Press. This book was released on 2016-04-18 with total page 646 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Javanese shadow puppetry is a sophisticated dramatic form, often felt to be at the heart of Javanese culture, drawing on classic texts but with important contemporary resonance in fields like religion and politics. How to make sense of the shadow-play as a form of world-making? In Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind, Bernard Arps explores this question by considering an all-night performance of Dewa Ruci, a key play in the repertoire. Thrilling and profound, Dewa Ruci describes the mighty Bratasena’s quest for the ultimate mystical insight. The book presents Dewa Ruci as rendered by the distinguished master puppeteer Ki Anom Soeroto in Amsterdam in 1987. The book’s unusual design presents the performance texts together with descriptions of the sounds and images that would remain obscure in conventional formats of presentation. Copious annotations probe beneath the surface and provide an understanding of the performance's cultural complexity. These annotations explain the meanings of puppet action, music, and shifts in language; how the puppeteer wove together into the drama the circumstances of the performance in Amsterdam, Islamic and other religious ideas, and references to contemporary Indonesian political ideology. Also revealed is the performance’s historical multilayering and the picture it paints of the Javanese past. Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind not only presents an unrivalled insight into the artistic depth of wayang kulit, it exemplifies a new field of study, the philology of performance.


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Chinese Shadow Theatre

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Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
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ISBN 10 : 9780773531970
Pages : 367 pages
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Download Chinese Shadow Theatre PDF Full Free by Fan-Pen Li Chen and published by McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP. This book was released on 2007 with total page 367 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In her study of Chinese shadow theatre Fan-Pen Li Chen documents and corrects misconceptions about this once-popular art form. She argues how a traditional folk theatre reflected and subverted Chinese popular culture.


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Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300-1900

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ISBN 10 : 9789004436152
Pages : 297 pages
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Download Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300-1900 PDF Full Free by Li Guo and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2020-08-17 with total page 297 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This handbook aims at a history of Arabic shadow theatre from the earliest sightings in the tenth century to the turn of the twentieth century. At the core is an analytical documentation of all the known textual remnants and the preserved artifacts of this rich and still living tradition.


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Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay

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ISBN 10 : 1477280634
Pages : 310 pages
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Download Dancing with the Spirits of Shadowplay PDF Full Free by Bonnie Breuilly-Pike and published by AuthorHouse. This book was released on 2012-11-05 with total page 310 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: No matter what the faith or season of the year, all human beings seek everyday epiphanies; occasions when we can experience the sacred and the beautiful in the absolute ordinary. In doing so, we come to an awakening that we cannot afford to throw away even one more "unimportant" day by not noticing the wonder of it all. Sometimes, we just forget to take the time to honestly see our world; most times actually. Some of the simplest things that make us feel alive, and more importantly loved, are right at our fingertips or just outside our backdoor and we constantly seem to either ignore or miss them: A good morning kiss. The first real day of spring every year. An unexpected call from your significant other to just say I love you. The appreciative wag of your dogs tail when you give him his favorite treat. The scent of a newly opened rose bud. The hug your grandchild gives you when he runs across the yard when he first sees you. However, Bonnie Pike seems to notice all of these things and more. She has the wonderful talent to put into words those feelings and emotions of life with all of its loves as well as its pains This is Bonnie's third volume of poetry. Her prior volumes "Survive The Shadowstalker; A Poetic Journey Through Abuse",was released in 2002 and "Shadows Of Love, was released in 2011. In this compilation of poetry, Bonnie takes you through the natural order of life which she has gleaned through her love of her adopted home state of AZ. Do you want to come and play, and dance, and dream? Then meet Bonnie at the Superstition Mountain, just off the Apache Trail, and she will show you the way. Come and dance with the spirits of shadowplay.


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The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

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ISBN 10 : 9781315453477
Pages : 424 pages
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Download The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture PDF Full Free by Sin-wai Chan and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2019-12-20 with total page 424 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing areas such as China studies, cultural studies, cultural management, and more specific areas – such as religion, opera, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, material culture, performing arts, and visual arts – this encyclopedia covers all major aspects of traditional Chinese culture. The volume is intended to be a detailed reference for graduate students on a variety of courses, and also for undergraduate students on survey courses to Chinese culture.


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The Asian Shadow Play

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ISBN 10 : UVA:X004469990
Pages : 259 pages
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Download The Asian Shadow Play PDF Full Free by J. Tilakasiri and published by . This book was released on 1999 with total page 259 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Comprehensive study of shadow puppetry in several Asian countries as well as the Middle East, Europe, England and America.


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Dimensions of Shadow Play in Malay Civilisation

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ISBN 10 : UCBK:C104889068
Pages : 132 pages
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Publisher : Scarecrow Press
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ISBN 10 : 0810849860
Pages : 400 pages
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Download Hong Kong Cinema PDF Full Free by Law Kar and published by Scarecrow Press. This book was released on 2004 with total page 400 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: This cross cultural study of Hong Kong cinema looks at Eastern and Western influences upon the medium and examines its development compared to film industries of mainland China and Southeast Asia. The book spans the 20th century, focusing on a number of key elements, including the changing image of women and the rise of the martial arts film.


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A Matter of Fate

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Publisher : Oxford University Press
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ISBN 10 : 9780190285371
Pages : 352 pages
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Download A Matter of Fate PDF Full Free by Dalya Cohen-Mor and published by Oxford University Press. This book was released on 2001-05-03 with total page 352 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Dalya Cohen-Mor examines the evolution of the concept of fate in the Arab world through readings of religious texts, poetry, fiction, and folklore. She contends that belief in fate has retained its vitality and continues to play a pivotal role in the Arabs' outlook on life and their social psychology. Interwoven with the chapters are 16 modern short stories that further illuminate this fascinating topic.


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Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization

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ISBN 10 : 9781136800467
Pages : 395 pages
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Download Balinese Discourses on Music and Modernization PDF Full Free by Brita Heimarck Renee and published by Routledge. This book was released on 2013-08-21 with total page 395 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: While many Western scholars have discussed the technical aspects of Balinese music or the traditional contexts for performance, little has been written in Western languages about Balinese discourses on their music. This dissertation seeks to understand the experience of music in Bali according to Balinese voices through an analysis of oral and written dialogues on music, mainly by musicians and dalangs (shadow play puppeteers) from the village of Sukawati, scholars, teachers, administrators and students from the Indonesian College of the Arts (STSI) in the City of Denpasar. The study examines the influence of modernization on the traditional arts and their role in society. A concentration on Balinese discourses enables individual performers and scholars to represent themselves to a greater extent than previously seen in ethnomusicological scholarship, making this study more of a critical discussion among equals than a Western interpretation of 'others'. This approach permits a rare view into contemporary Balinese conceptions and practices of music.


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Silk Road: The Study Of Drama Culture

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Publisher : World Scientific
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ISBN 10 : 9789813202979
Pages : 856 pages
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Download Silk Road: The Study Of Drama Culture PDF Full Free by Fen Gao and published by World Scientific. This book was released on 2019-03-12 with total page 856 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Silk Road: The Study of Drama Culture is the translated edition of the Chinese academic book of the same title written by Professor LI Qiang from Shaanxi Normal University, China. The book breaks through the concept of regarding Han Drama as the center, yet elaborates the Silk Road drama as an inclusive culture and a prevailing literary art form in human civilization. Relying on his extensive experience and broad vision, the author conducts the thorough study by means of literature, artifacts and academic fieldwork. The book studies the drama culture of all ethnic groups from Asia, Europe and Africa and touches upon the cultural exchanges between China and its neighboring countries, between the East and the West. The carefully presented details in this book are aimed to explore all the related fields such as dramaturgy, philology, phonology, religion, history, geography, archeology, ethnology, and folklore between the East and the West from the perspective of cultural anthropology. The explanations in the book contribute to an in-depth study on the origins of the Silk Road and the drama culture along the Silk Road.


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Marionettes, Masks and Shadows

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Publisher : Read Books Ltd
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ISBN 10 : 9781447495215
Pages : 306 pages
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Download Marionettes, Masks and Shadows PDF Full Free by Wilfred H. Mills and published by Read Books Ltd. This book was released on 2013-04-16 with total page 306 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A guide to the history, use and manufacture of Marionette dolls, chapters include, the marionette its family tree, choosing your play, making your stage, making your marionette, training your puppeteers and much more. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.


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PANGGUNG SEMAR

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Publisher : Partridge Publishing Singapore
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ISBN 10 : 9781482830255
Pages : 248 pages
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Download PANGGUNG SEMAR PDF Full Free by Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof and published by Partridge Publishing Singapore. This book was released on 2015-02-17 with total page 248 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Although stretching back into the unwritten and often mythic past, traditional Malay performing arts have, until recent times, been almost totally neglected. In recent years, the subject has begun to attract the serious scholarly interest it deserves. Such attention is timely, for the principal theatre genres, including Mak Yong, Wayang Kulit and the comparatively modern Bangsawan, have begun to suffer decline. Indeed, many of them are on the verge of extinction and, with time, will come the loss of an important facet of the native Malay genius. This volume by an acknowledged expert on Malaysian theatre, Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof, is a pioneering work on the subject, an invaluable contribution to Malay cultural studies. It discusses theatre from the perspectives of history, performance principles, functions and problems that have contributed to the decline of traditional performing arts in Malaysia. Also included is a chapter on Semangat, the Malay concept of soul, a seminal belief whose understanding allows for a deeper appreciation of Malay theatre and its role in traditional society. A vital forerunner of several books on the traditional performing arts and cultural traditions of the Malays, this volume is a landmark in cultural research by a Malaysian scholar.


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Shadowplay

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ISBN 10 : 9781101218648
Pages : 1031 pages
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Download Shadowplay PDF Full Free by Tad Williams and published by Astra Publishing House. This book was released on 2007-03-06 with total page 1031 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A year ago, the March Kingdoms were at peace, and the Eddon family held the throne. King Olin Eddon is a prisoner in a faraway land, and Olin's heir Kendrick is dead—slain by treachery and dark, bloody magic. With their father and brother taken from them, the royal twins Barrick and Briony have done their best to hold the kingdom together, but now Barrick has been captured in a failed war against the immortal Twilight People and Briony has been forced to flee. Behind the Shadowline, Prince Barrick is lost and spellbound in the land of the fairies, while Princess Briony finds both allies and deadly enemies in unexpected places far from the land of her birth. During their desperate journeys the twins discover that even a land's rulers may know little of it's true history, and that both families and nations can hide dark and terrible secrets. But even if Barrick and Briony survive learning the astonishing truths at the heart of their own family and of Southmarch itself, they must still find a way to do the impossible: they must reclaim their kingdom and rescue their home and people from the multitude of powerful enemies—from traitors, tyrants, a god-king, and even the angry gods themselves.


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In the Presence of Power

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ISBN 10 : 9781479883004
Pages : 302 pages
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Download In the Presence of Power PDF Full Free by Maurice A. Pomerantz and published by NYU Press. This book was released on 2017-12-05 with total page 302 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Insights into power, spectacle, and performance in the courts of Middle Eastern rulers In recent decades, scholars have produced much new research on courtly life in medieval Europe, but studies on imperial and royal courts across the Middle East have received much less attention, particularly for courts before 1500AD. In the Presence of Power, however, sheds new light on courtly life across the region. This insightful, exploratory collection of essays uncovers surprising commonalities across a broad swath of cultures. The pre-modern period in this volume includes roughly seven centuries, opening with the first dynasty of Islam, the Umayyads, whose reign marked an important watershed for Late Antique culture, and closing with the rule of the so-called “gunpowder” empires of the Ottomans and Safavids over much of the Near East in the sixteenth century. In between, this volume locates similarities across the Western Medieval, Byzantine and Islamicate courtly cultures, spanning a vast history and geography to demonstrate the important cross-pollinations that occurred between their literary and cultural legacies. This study does not presume the presence of one shared courtly institution across time and space, but rather seeks to understand the different ways in which contemporaries experienced and spoke about these places of power and performance. Adopting a very broad view of performances, In the Presence of Power includes exuberant expressions of love in Arabic stories, shadow plays in Mamluk Cairo, Byzantine storytelling, religious food traditions in Christian Cyprus, advice, and political and ethnographic performances of power.


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Acting

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Publisher : ABC-CLIO
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ISBN 10 : 9780874367959
Pages : 439 pages
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Download Acting PDF Full Free by Beth Osnes and published by ABC-CLIO. This book was released on 2001-01-01 with total page 439 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A groundbreaking, cross-cultural reference work exploring the diversity of expression found in rituals, festivals, and performances, uncovering acting techniques and practices from around the world. * A–Z entries span every region of the world and cover diverse topics from Ireland's Abbey Theatre to China's Zhang Mu (rod-puppet theater) * Beautiful illustrations include masks used in classical Greek dramas, an advertisement for a performance of Punch and Judy, the humorous puppet characters, and photographs of actors, performances, and ceremonies from Monty Python to young Balinese dancers performing the Legong dance