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dc.titleWayang and Its Doubles: Javanese Puppet Theatre, Television and the Internet
dc.contributor.authorJan Mrázek
dc.date.accessioned2019-02-01T05:52:49Z
dc.date.available2019-02-01T05:52:49Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.citationJan Mrázek (2019). Wayang and Its Doubles: Javanese Puppet Theatre, Television and the Internet : 400. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
dc.identifier.isbn9789814722957
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/151286
dc.description.abstractMuch has been said about how Javanese puppet theatre, wayang kulit, richly reflects the Javanese world, and how changes and tensions in performance practice mirror those in culture and society. For decades, television has been as intensely part of the Javanese world as wayang. This book explores the ways two complex media and modes of being, seeing and fantasizing, with their different cultures, coexist and meet, and haunt or invade each other. It is what a Javanese commentator calls a “difficult marriage”: intimate on the one hand, deeply alienating on the other, institutionalized yet at the same time mercurial and shifting. This encounter is explored on many levels: from performance aesthetics and the technicalities of television production, to issues of time, space, light, place, and movement, to audience experience of live and televised performances, to the collaboration and struggle between performers and television producers. Central to the book are personal perspectives and experiences, as well as Javanese discussions surrounding the interaction between wayang and television and their cultures. They are brought into a conversation with reflections on media and technology by writers such as Karl Marx, Martin Heidegger, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Jacques Derrida, Paul Virilio, and James Siegel. Wayang’s relationship with television is considered in the context of the theatre’s intercourse with older and newer media, including electricity, radio, audio- and video-recording, the internet and social media.
dc.publisherNUS Press
dc.sourceNUS Press
dc.typeBook
dc.contributor.departmentDEPT OF SOUTHEAST ASIAN STUDIES
dc.description.page400
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