Burmese Puppets (Images of Asia)


Burmese Puppets (Images of Asia) by Oxford University Press at Book Sellers Union. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The remarkable dexterity of Burmese puppeteers was first noted by Western observers in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Unfortunately, because of the language barrier, these observers were only able to report on the visual aspect of a performance and so missed out on the elegantly composed songs and courtly dialogue of the amazingly lifelike characters. Although the puppet theatre in Burma became a vehicle for state propaganda, it was also employed by the people to criticize the


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The remarkable dexterity of Burmese puppeteers was first noted by Western observers in the latter half of the eighteenth century. Unfortunately, because of the language barrier, these observers were only able to report on the visual aspect of a performance and so missed out on the elegantly composed songs and courtly dialogue of the amazingly lifelike characters. Although the puppet theatre in Burma became a vehicle for state propaganda, it was also employed by the people to criticize the

 


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