What are the stage design of Nang shadow puppet?

In most Asian shadow theatre genres the puppets are rather small human figures, cut-outs, often with movable limbs. The nang yai puppets, on the other hand, are large, 1–2 metres oval or almost round non-articulated leather silhouettes, in which the characters from the Ramakien are engraved as if in a frame.

What is the performers puppet of Nang Thailand?

Nang yai (Thai: หนังใหญ่, pronounced [nǎŋ jàj]) is a form of shadow play found in Thailand. Puppets are made of painted buffalo hide, while the story is narrated by songs, chants and music. Nang means “leather” (“leather puppet” in this case), and in common usage refers to a dance-drama shadow puppet show.

What is the story of Nang shadow puppets show of Thailand?

Nang Talung, a kind Shadow play, originates in Southern Thailand; it was developed for long time ago. It is derived from Asian Shadow plays, from India to Javanese and also spread to Southern Thailand. It seems to Nang Yai in The central Thailand too.

What are the 2 forms of Nang puppets?

Nang yai, whose name specifically means “large shadow puppet”, features life-size puppets, while nang talung (a similar tradition of shadow puppetry whose name derives from Pattalung, a southern city where the tradition has long been popular) features much smaller puppets.

What is the usual theme of Nang puppetry performances?

The Performers Despite featuring an overwhelming abundance of gods and demons, the Nang Yai stories primarily reflect the daily life of ordinary people.

What are the characteristics of Nang?

They offer obscene humour, often characteristic of nang talung and always loved by the audience. Each has its own characteristics: one constantly moves its mouth, while another has a phallus-shaped index finger, and a third has features of southern Thai aboriginals.

What is the costume of wayang kulit?

Description. A male shadow puppet (wayang kulit) of hide and horn, the white body outlined in red and painted gold and red to represent costume and jewellery; with a dark thin rod running the length of the body and two lighter rods attached to the hands to manipulate the arms.

What is why Ang kulit?

Wayang kulit is a traditional form of puppet-shadow play originally found in the cultures of Java and Bali in Indonesia. In a wayang kulit performance, the puppet figures are rear-projected on a taut linen screen with a coconut-oil (or electric) light.

What are the stories being presented in wayang kulit?

Wayang stories are usually taken from episodes of the Hindu classic sagas of the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. These stories are not only entertaining but, moreover, teach lofty values and contain deep philosophical thoughts.

What are the three types of Thai puppets?

There are six types of Thai puppet as follows:

  • Hun krabok.
  • Hun luang or Hun yai (The Great Puppet)
  • Hun lakorn lek.
  • Hun wang na (Palace of the Front’s puppet)
  • Nang talung (Shadow Puppet)
  • Nang yai (Large Shadow Puppet)

What is the difference between the wayang kulit and the Nang shadow puppets of Thailand?

The figures used are smaller and flimsier; and some puppets are carved en face. The principal differences between nang talung and wayang kulit gedek lie in the language used and in the repertoire of stories, which once again, has the Ramayana as its basic literary source.

What is the stage and props of wayang kulit?