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Puppet plays

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    • Puppet plays
  • Variants

    • Marionette plays
    • Puppet drama
    • Wajang plays
    • Wayang plays
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    • Filmed puppet plays
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    • found: WordNet search, Nov. 12, 2012(puppet show, puppet play (a show in which the actors are puppets))
    • found: Macmillan Encyclopedia, 2003(puppetry: the art of manipulating puppets or marionettes in a dramatic performance. Puppets were used in religious ritual and folk drama in many early civilizations and still have this function in Java and parts of India. In Japan, the form of puppet theatre known as Bunraku or Joruri and developed by Chikamatsu Monzaemon (1653-1724) is still actively maintained. Introduced into England from Italy in the late 17th century, puppet theatre flourished throughout Europe during the 18th century and enjoyed an artistic revival in the late 19th and early 20th centuries)
    • found: An international dictionary of theatre language, 1985:wayang (Derived from baying (shadow). 1. A flat leather puppet used to represent a character in a shadow play (wayang kulit). 2. By extension, a play or performance in which shadow puppets are used and, therefore, an abbreviation of wayang kulit. 3. By further extension, a play or performance derived from wayang kulit, but differing from it either in dramatic repertory or medium of performance. For example, "listening to wayang on the radio," when wayang golek doll-puppet theatre is meant. 4. Also spelled wajang.)
    • found: Anderson, D. Amazingly easy puppet plays : 42 new scripts for one-person puppetry, c1997.
    • found: Whanslaw, H.W. A book of marionette plays, 1951?
    • found: Schroeder, J. Fun puppet skits for schools and libraries, 1995.
    • found: Dunn, C.J. The early Japanese puppet drama, 1966.
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