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Inside the Drama-House: Rama Stories and Shadow Puppets in South India

Stuart Blackburn

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520202054
eISBN:
9780520916807
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520202054.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

This book travels inside a little-known form of shadow puppetry in this work about performing the Tamil version of the Ramayana epic, describing the skill and physical stamina of the puppeteers in ... More


Huju: Traditional Opera in Modern Shanghai

Jonathan P. J. Stock

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197262733
eISBN:
9780191734502
Item type:
book
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197262733.001.0001
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

China has over three hundred distinct styles of music drama, from exorcism theatre to farce, historical romance, and shadow puppetry. This study considers one of the newer operatic forms. Established ... More


Inscribing çingene in Late Ottoman Cultural Forms

Sonia Tamar Seeman

in Sounding Roman: Representation and Performing Identity in Western Turkey

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780199949243
eISBN:
9780190908294
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199949243.003.0004
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

This chapter focuses on the relationship between Ottoman social order and urban popular culture. Social upheavals contributed to the intensified display of the çingene stereotype, with the çingene ... More


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