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The Dalang Behind the Wayang. The Role of the Surakarta and the Yogyakarta Dalang in Indonesian-Javanese Society.


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ISBN 10: 9067650757 / ISBN 13: 9789067650755
Published by Foris Publications., Dordrecht., 1985
Soft cover
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Maps, black and white illustrations, viii + 254pp, notes, appendices, bibliography, index, upper right corner bumped, cover minor marked, a very good paperback copy. The dalang, as principal performer, occupies a central position in the Javanese wayand kulit, a form of theatre with deep roots in Javanese history. This anthropological study concentrates on the role that dalangs have played in the society of the "Principalities" of Central Java, including discussions of the training of a dalang, the significance of his genealogy, the differences in style between the popular and court traditions, and the position of the court dalang. There are futher chapters on how a dalang is commissioned and on what occasions he performs. Bookseller Inventory # 133200

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Title: The Dalang Behind the Wayang. The Role of ...

Publisher: Foris Publications., Dordrecht.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Soft cover

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