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Thursday, March 23, 2017


Exhibition Public - Europe & Africa

Glimpses behind the screen: Southeast Asian shadow puppet theatre

The British Museum
Great Russell Street,
London, United Kingdom
Sep 08, 2016 To Jan 29, 2017


Detail: Shadow puppet theatre is found in many societies. Puppets, normally carved from animal hide and painted on both sides – are interposed between a light source and a white cotton screen, with audiences watching the puppets from the shadow side. The art has historically been a significant part of the artistic, spiritual, social and political lives of many Southeast Asians, and even in recent decades, when television, film and internet have become increasingly available, still widely appeals.

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