To make this journal worth reading is the work of many hands and heads around the globe. It requires all the expertise that we as a community of Asian Theatre practitioners and scholars can muster—the years that you, as readers-doers-authors, have spent studying Asian dance, music, movement, text, puppets, language, costumes, staging—they are here. So is expertise you have developed in understanding a culture (your own or someone else’s), the many months you have spent in the archives, the long hours you have watched performances in halls, houses, fields, and temples. This journal is a living community of scholars and artists responding via reporting on arts practice to a changing world.
Shank’s Mare: A Transcultural Journey of Puppetry Creation and Performance
by Claudia Orenstein
Intercultural Theatre and Community in Southeast Asia: The ASEAN Puppet Exchange in Jakarta
by Jennifer Goodlander
Tradition and Post-Tradition: Four Contemporary Indian Puppeteers
by Karen Smith and Kathy Foley
Ancestral Deliverance and Puppet Performance: Mulian Rescues his Mother and Bima Goes to Heaven
by I Nyoman Sedana and Kathy Foley
Reviving Wayang Orang Sriwedari in Surakarta: Tourism-Oriented Performance
by Sri Rochana Widyastutieningrum
Semarak Bangsawan: The Invigoration Project in Malaysia
by Marlenny Deneerwan and Sabzali Musa Kahn
The Palo-Palo in Batanes, Philippines: From Colonial Legacy to Performance of Solidarity
by Sir Anril P. Tiatco, Madilene B. Landicho, and Jem R. Javier
…plus performance reviews, exhibit reviews, and book reviews.
About the Journal
Asian Theatre Journal is dedicated to the performing arts of Asia, focusing upon both traditional and modern theatrical forms. It aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge throughout the international theatrical community for the mutual benefit of all interested scholars and artists.
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Asian Theatre Journal welcomes articles on Asian theatre and on the relations and mutual influences between Asian and Western theatre. Find submission guidelines here.