Potehi: Glove Puppet Theatre in Southeast Asia and Taiwan

The glove puppet theatre, potehi, which originated in the south of Fujian province, China, is one of the most elegant forms of music theatre in the world. In this path-breaking book, six researchers chart its spread from Fujian to Taiwan and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar. The emphasis of this book is on how glove puppet theatre is currently functioning in these different countries and regions, touching upon sociopolitical and general cultural issues, as well performance practice, language, music, iconography and religious aspects of the genre. Lavishly illustrated and written in an accessible style, this book is an indispensable addition to the shelf of any student or scholar of theatre as well as a broader readership interested in Asian culture.

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The glove puppet theatre, potehi, which originated in the south of Fujian province, China, is one of the most elegant forms of music theatre in the world. In this path-breaking book, six researchers chart its spread from Fujian to Taiwan and Southeast Asia, including Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore and Myanmar. The emphasis of this book is on how glove puppet theatre is currently functioning in these different countries and regions, touching upon sociopolitical and general cultural issues, as well performance practice, language, music, iconography and religious aspects of the genre. Lavishly illustrated and written in an accessible style, this book is an indispensable addition to the shelf of any student or scholar of theatre as well as a broader readership interested in Asian culture.

 

Publisher: Taiyuan Asian Puppet Theatre Museum

Paperback

2016

ISBN: 9789867860118