On Thrones of Gold: Three Javanese Shadow Plays

By: Brandon, James R.

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Book Condition: Very Good


Book shows light wear with a very small section of the upper back board showing inner board through the worn cloth; otherwise very clean with sharp corners to the boards in black cloth, a lovely embossed shadow puppet at lower front cover, gilt print on spine only. Text/interior is clean and free of marking of any kind, solid and straight binding. Dust jacket is tattered, but now wrapped in clear protective cover. 407 pages, book offers a very detailed description of the meaning, making and exection of such a play, with 143 photos: b&w and some color prints showing the puppets and action of. The author's presentation is in three sections: The plays, Wajang in performance, and The translations, followed by the three plays: The reincarnation of Rama, Irawan's wedding, and The death of Karna. Three appendixes, notes, biblio, etc. Chapters include: (in Plays): Cycles, Types, Wajand Kulit's meaning, Dramatic structure, Language; (in Wajang in Performance): Play scripts and scenarios, Stage equipment, Puppets, Music, Speaking techniques, Movement techniques, The Dalang's abilities; (in The translations): Structurte, Characters, Language, Ethics, Humor. An impressive, detailed study using the three plays as the subject for illustrating this complex and refined dramatic and theatrical form.

Title: On Thrones of Gold: Three Javanese Shadow Plays

Author: Brandon, James R.

Categories: Art, Drama/Peformance Art, Anthropology / Sociology,

Publisher: Harvard University Press: 1970

ISBN Number: 0674637755

ISBN Number 13: 9780674637757

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Poor

Type: Art

Seller ID: 141983

Keywords: Wajang Kulit, Java, Dalang, Puppeteer, Mythological , Myth, Plays, Leather, Lamp, Ogre, Gamelan, Singers, Narrative, Direction, Songs, Pandawa, Performance, Techniques, Dramatic, Structure, Theater, Form, Historical, Background, History.,