Burmese Puppetry

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Abstract :
This comprehensive work describes Burmese puppetry glorious past as well as its more recent practice. Once the most dramatic art form, sponsored by the kings, it nearly fell into oblivion in the 20th century due to competition from rival performing arts. In addition to vivid descriptions of traditional characters and themes of Burmese puppetry, the author draws parallels to related arts in neighbouring countries such as China, Indonesia, and Thailand. He also covers the impact of tourism and its influence on the revival of the marionette theater. The craftsmanship involved in producing puppets is covered in detail making it thus of special value for museum curators and collectors of Burmese puppets. Photographs, line drawings, a detailed glossary, and references complete the text.

Registration No : B2939
Author :
Axel R. H. Bruns

Edition :
Impresum : Bangkok: White Lotus, 2006
Description :
Language : English

ISBN 974-4800-88-7


Keyword :
1 Burmese
2 Puppetry
3 Culture

Availability :
Hard copies 1 of 1

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