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Wayang Shadow Puppet Theatre

Enrolment code: HMN210/310

Offered: Launceston: semester 2,

Unit description:

Introduces one of Indonesia’s most popular forms of cultural expression, wayang shadow puppet theatre. Through a practical emphasis, students learn some of the basic skills of wayang shadow puppeteers. For those undertaking Indonesian language study, wayang is employed as a means of stimulating creativity in the use of the Indonesian language. The theoretical component focuses on issues such as puppet theatre in the global context; the historical development of the wayang; the social and political context of the wayang in contemporary Indonesia; the aesthetics of wayang performance; the values and philosophies encoded in the wayang; the wayang and modern Indonesian literature; and reading and writing wayang plots.

Staff Dr M Clark (Coordinator), Prof B Hatley For information on staff, turn to relevant Faculty website University phone and email search phone    email
Unit weight 12.5% To see normal University Admission requirements
Teaching pattern 1-hr lecture, 1-hr workshop weekly Timetable
Prerequisites for Indonesian language students, at least HMN100 or equiv  
Assessment mode 1,000-word essay (30%), short scripted wayang performance at end of sem (students who possess Indonesian language skills must use Indonesian) (30%), 1.5-hr exam (40%) Examinations timetable (Users will need to know their login name (POP account) and password)
Required texts etc Reading to be supplied; 2 wayang puppets Library Catalogue
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Majors: [Discipline and school information] Indonesian
Asian Studies
Courses Bachelor of Arts (See also combined degrees)
Bachelor of Performing Arts
Bachelor of Contemporary Arts
Faculty website Faculty of Arts  
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