Dancing Shadows Of Bali

Dancing Shadows Of Bali

by Hobart



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Dancing Shadows Of Bali by Hobart

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780415865258
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 05/22/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface 9

1 Introduction and setting 13

Balinese society and culture 16

Background to the shadow theatre 21

2 The literary basis of the shadow theatre 37

The repertoire 38

The Adiparwa in relation to the shadow theatre 41

Main characters in the shadow theatre 46

Text in the shadow theatre 57

3 The puppets: construction, form and symbolism 67

Puppets and puppet collections 67

Puppet craftsmanship 69

The significance of the puppets' parts 82

The iconographic system 112

4 The audience and the performance 125

Audience and stage 126

The ritual activities of the dalang 132

The performance 137

Creativity and the servants 168

5 The place of the shadow theatre in Balinese culture and society 172

The significance of the performance 172

The shadow theatre in village life 183

The shadow theatre in relation to the other arts 190

Bibliography 215

Index 221

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