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Shadow Theatre

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Kate Granada

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of Shadow Theatre

SHADow Theatre
What is shadow theatre?
A show that involves shadows of actors, puppets or other figures that are projected on a screen
in modern times
Shadow theatre is still popular in many parts of Asia
Prahlad Archarya - famous Indian magician incorporates shadows into his performances
Hand shadow puppets for kids
Modern shadow theatre
Attraction dance group
Hungarian shadow theatre dance group from Budapest
Performed at the Hungarian Olympic Oath Ceremony for the 2012 London Olympics
Won Britain's Got Talent less than a year later
Well known in many cultures such as India, Turkey, Greece, especially in Asia
Experts believe that shadow theatre started in China during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD)
Gained popularity in the Song dynasty that continued to spread from Asia to the Middle East
depicted religious, historical events
reached western Europe by the 18th Century

From India, Thailand, Cambodia and Indonesia, the Mahabharata or Ramayana was often displayed in shadow performances.
Shadow theatre was used by Turkey and Greece as a comedic relief to society's problems
made famous in France by the
Le Chat Noir
in the 1770s

in modern times
Silhouette animation - pioneered by German animator Lotte Reiniger in the 1910's
Frame-by-frame filming of shadow play-like puppets
The Magic Horse (1953)
HP: Deathly Hallows (2010)
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