Shadow Play Book

Shadow Play

  • Author : John Harrison
  • Publisher : House of Harrison
  • Release Date : 2016-05-27
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 353
  • ISBN 10 : 978186723xxxx

Shadow Play Excerpt :

Shadow Play is the spellbinding continuation of the story started in Shadow Dance. This second book of the Shadow Saga carries the adventure to a whole new level of danger and intrigue! The next steps of the prophecy are moving toward fruition and the world hangs in the balance. Dark forces reveal their plots as the forces of good struggle to uncover them. At each turn, those aligned with light are cut off from their own and lost in the chaos that surrounds them. With Aras's death, only his wife and the future heir to the throne are left to combat the growing darkness. Within all of this, Namir and his friends find themselves consumed by enemies, burdened by woes and thrust into the fray against their will. Namir must find the courage to face those who would stop him from fulfilling his fate. All the while, his best friend, Nurn, searches valiantly to find his missing brother.

Shadow Play Book

Shadow Play

  • Author : Sheri Lynn Gibbings
  • Publisher : University of Toronto Press
  • Release Date : 2021-07-30
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9781487537739

Shadow Play Excerpt :

Focusing on government-organized relocations of street vendors in Indonesia, Shadow Play carefully exposes the reasons why conflicts over urban planning are fought through information politics. Anthropologist Sheri Lynn Gibbings shows that information politics are the principal avenues through which the municipal government of Yogyakarta city seeks to implement its urban projects. Information politics are also the primary means through which street vendors, activists, and NGOs can challenge these plans. Through extensive interviews and lengthy participant observation in Yogyakarta, Gibbings shows that both state and non-state actors engage in transparency, rumours, conspiracies, and surveillance practices. Gibbings reveals that these entangled information practices create suspicion and fear, form new solidarities, and dissolve relationships. Shadow Play is a compelling study explaining how we cannot understand urban projects in post-Suharto Indonesia and the resistance to them without first understanding the complexities embedded in the information practices.

Shadowplay Book


  • Author : Joseph O'Connor
  • Publisher : Europa Editions
  • Release Date : 2021-10-12
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN 10 : 160945698X

Shadowplay Excerpt :

Set during the golden age of West End theater in a lamp-lit London shaken by the crimes of Jack the Ripper, Shadowplay is a gripping novel of love, celebrity, and ambition by New York Times best-selling author, Joseph O'Connor. Henry Irving is Victorian London's most celebrated actor and theater impresario. As Irving's Lyceum theater grows in reputation, he first lures to his company a young Dublin clerk harboring literary ambitions by the name of Bram Stoker, and then entices the century's most beloved actress, the dazzlingly talented leading lady Ellen Terry, who nightly casts a spell not only on her audiences but on Stoker and Irving both. Bram Stoker's extraordinary experiences at the Lyceum Theatre inspire him to write Dracula, the most iconic and best-selling supernatural tale ever published.

Tall Tree  Nest of the Wind  The Javanese Shadow play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto Book

Tall Tree Nest of the Wind The Javanese Shadow play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto

  • Author : Bernard Arps
  • Publisher : NUS Press
  • Release Date : 2016-04-18
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 648
  • ISBN 10 : 9789814722155

Tall Tree Nest of the Wind The Javanese Shadow play Dewa Ruci Performed by Ki Anom Soeroto Excerpt :

Javanese shadow puppetry is a sophisticated dramatic form, often felt to be at the heart of Javanese culture, drawing on classic texts but with important contemporary resonance in fields like religion and politics. How to make sense of the shadow-play as a form of world-making? In Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind, Bernard Arps explores this question by considering an all-night performance of Dewa Ruci, a key play in the repertoire. Thrilling and profound, Dewa Ruci describes the mighty Bratasena’s quest for the ultimate mystical insight. The book presents Dewa Ruci as rendered by the distinguished master puppeteer Ki Anom Soeroto in Amsterdam in 1987. The book’s unusual design presents the performance texts together with descriptions of the sounds and images that would remain obscure in conventional formats of presentation. Copious annotations probe beneath the surface and provide an understanding of the performance's cultural complexity. These annotations explain the meanings of puppet action, music, and shifts in language; how the puppeteer wove together into the drama the circumstances of the performance in Amsterdam, Islamic and other religious ideas, and references to contemporary Indonesian political ideology. Also revealed is the performance’s historical multilayering and the picture it paints of the Javanese past. Tall Tree, Nest of the Wind not only presents an unrivalled insight into the artistic depth of wayang kulit, it exemplifies a new field of study, the philology of performance.

Chinese Shadow Theatre Book

Chinese Shadow Theatre

  • Author : Fan Pen Li Chen
  • Publisher : McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
  • Release Date : 2007-06-21
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 343
  • ISBN 10 : 9780773531970

Chinese Shadow Theatre Excerpt :

In her study of Chinese shadow theatre Fan Pen Li Chen documents and corrects misconceptions about this once-popular art form. Drawing on extensive research and fieldwork, she argues that these plays served a mainly religious function during the Qing dynasty and that the appeal of women warrior characters reflected the lower classes' high tolerance for the unorthodox and subversive.

Shadow Play Book
Score: 4.5
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Shadow Play

  • Author : Iris Johansen
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Release Date : 2015-09-29
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN 10 : 9781250020093

Shadow Play Excerpt :

Shadow Play is a New York Times bestseller from Iris Johansen. Eve Duncan is the most sought-after artist in the field of forensic sculpting. Dedicated to her work ever since her daughter Bonnie was taken and killed at the age of seven, Eve feels a sense of duty to those whose lives were lost and whose bones are now in her hands. When a sheriff in California contacts her with a request for help on the reconstruction of the skull of a nine-year-old girl whose body has been buried for eight years, his intensity and investment in the case puzzle her. But when the ghost of the girl begins communicating with her, Eve finds herself wrapped up in the case more intensely than she could have ever imagined. Not since Bonnie has Eve had such an experience, and suddenly she finds herself determined to solve the murder and help the little girl find peace. Except that the killer is still out there, and he knows Eve is on the case. And he won't rest until anything and anyone that could reveal his identity is eliminated...

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300 1900 Book

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300 1900

  • Author : Li Guo
  • Publisher : BRILL
  • Release Date : 2020-08-17
  • Genre: Reference
  • Pages : 298
  • ISBN 10 : 9789004436152

Arabic Shadow Theatre 1300 1900 Excerpt :

This handbook aims at a history of Arabic shadow theatre from the earliest sightings in the tenth century to the turn of the twentieth century. At the core is an analytical documentation of all the known textual remnants and the preserved artifacts of this rich and still living tradition.

Javanese Shadow Plays  Javanese Selves Book

Javanese Shadow Plays Javanese Selves

  • Author : Ward Keeler
  • Publisher : Princeton University Press
  • Release Date : 2017-03-14
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 308
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400886722

Javanese Shadow Plays Javanese Selves Excerpt :

As with many performing arts in Asia, neither the highly stylized images of the Javanese shadow play nor its musical complexity detracts from its wide popularity. By a context-sensitive analysis of shadow-play performances, Ward Keeler shows that they fascinate so many people in Java because they dramatize consistent Javanese concerns about potency, status, and speech. Originally published in 1987. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play Book

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play

  • Author : David Currell
  • Publisher : Crowood
  • Release Date : 2015-05-31
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN 10 : 9781785000621

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play Excerpt :

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction and manipulation and presentation of shadow puppets, considered by many to be the oldest puppet theatre tradition. Traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows, are explained with precision and clarity, and illustrated by photographs that include the work of some of the finest shadow players in the world. Topics covered include an introduction to shadow play, its traditions and the principles of shadow puppet design; advice on materials and methods for constructing and controlling traditional shadow puppets and scenery; step-by-step instructions for adding detail and decoration and creating transculent figures in full-colour; detailed methods for constructing shadow theatres using a wide range of lighting techniques; techniques of shadow puppet performance and contemporary explorations with shadow play; and instructions for making animated, silhouette films with digital photography. Lavishly illustrated throughout, Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play sets out detailed instructions for making and presenting shadow puppets by traditional methods and with the latest materials and techniques. Superbly illustrated with 420 colour photographs and helpful tips and suggestions.

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture Book

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture

  • Author : Sin-wai Chan
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release Date : 2019-12-20
  • Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Pages : 424
  • ISBN 10 : 9781315453477

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture Excerpt :

The Routledge Encyclopedia of Traditional Chinese Culture offers an in-depth discussion of cultural aspects of China from the ancient period to the pre-modern era, lasting over 5,000 years, comprised of 7,000 word pieces by more than 20 world-leading academics and experts. Addressing areas such as China studies, cultural studies, cultural management, and more specific areas – such as religion, opera, Chinese painting, Chinese calligraphy, material culture, performing arts, and visual arts – this encyclopedia covers all major aspects of traditional Chinese culture. The volume is intended to be a detailed reference for graduate students on a variety of courses, and also for undergraduate students on survey courses to Chinese culture.

Shadowplay Book
Score: 3.5
From 3 Ratings


  • Author : Clare Asquith
  • Publisher : PublicAffairs
  • Release Date : 2018-10-23
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages : 370
  • ISBN 10 : 9781541774308

Shadowplay Excerpt :

In 16th century England many loyal subjects to the crown were asked to make a terrible choice: to follow their monarch or their God. The era was one of unprecedented authoritarianism: England, it seemed, had become a police state, fearful of threats from abroad and plotters at home. This age of terror was also the era of the greatest creative genius the world has ever known: William Shakespeare. How, then, could such a remarkable man born into such violently volatile times apparently make no comment about the state of England in his work? He did. But it was hidden. Revealing Shakespeare's sophisticated version of a forgotten code developed by 16th-century dissidents, Clare Asquith shows how he was both a genius for all time and utterly a creature of his own era: a writer who was supported by dissident Catholic aristocrats, who agonized about the fate of England's spiritual and political life and who used the stage to attack and expose a regime which he believed had seized illegal control of the country he loved. Shakespeare's plays offer an acute insight into the politics and personalities of his era. And Clare Asquith's decoding of them offers answers to several mysteries surrounding Shakespeare's own life, including most notably why he stopped writing while still at the height of his powers. An utterly compelling combination of literary detection and political revelation, Shadowplay is the definitive expose of how Shakespeare lived through and understood the agonies of his time, and what he had to say about them.

The Asian Shadow Play Book

The Asian Shadow Play

  • Author : J. Tilakasiri
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Genre: Puppet theater
  • Pages : 259
  • ISBN 10 : UVA:X004469990

The Asian Shadow Play Excerpt :

Comprehensive study of shadow puppetry in several Asian countries as well as the Middle East, Europe, England and America.

Shadow Play Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Shadow Play

  • Author : William Klaber
  • Publisher : St Martins Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 355
  • ISBN 10 : 0312153988

Shadow Play Excerpt :

Traces the death of Robert F. Kennedy, raising questions about coerced testimony and other issues

Hong Kong Cinema Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Hong Kong Cinema

  • Author : Law Kar
  • Publisher : Scarecrow Press
  • Release Date : 2004
  • Genre: Performing Arts
  • Pages : 377
  • ISBN 10 : 0810849860

Hong Kong Cinema Excerpt :

This cross cultural study of Hong Kong cinema looks at Eastern and Western influences upon the medium and examines its development compared to film industries of mainland China and Southeast Asia. The book spans the 20th century, focusing on a number of key elements, including the changing image of women and the rise of the martial arts film.