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56Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Shadow plays

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  • Stephen Higa
    Jan 28, 2001
      Wow, that sounds really great! Thanks for the info. I'll have to look into
      putting something like that together for an event.

      are you going to put together a shadow play for your event?

      The earth of humankind
      contains all moistness,
      all verdancy,
      all germinating power.

      --Hildegard von Bingen

      >From: Mark Calderwood <mark-c@...>
      >To: Authentic_SCA@egroups.com
      >Subject: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Shadow plays
      >Date: Thu, Jan 25, 2001, 7:07 PM

      >>An interesting aspect of Andalusian entertainment I would like to explore
      >>would be the shadow-plays. As yet I have only seen them mentioned, not
      >>adequately described. If you happen to find out more about them, please do
      >>post it to the list!
      > These may be similar to Turkish shadow puppets that myself and my friend
      > Master Kilic ibn Sungur looked at several years ago. They are different to
      > what one would expect of shadow puppets, in that they are made of
      > translucent coloured vellum, so they project a coloured image, which looks
      > rather like stained glass. We made a few and wrote an Islamic style shadow
      > play about a soldier, a maiden and the angel of death as I recall (I don't
      > remember whether we performed it at an event or not). The coloured figures
      > looked dark and indistinct behind a screen, as well as being highly
      > detailed, so we theorised that perhaps they were meant to be used *in
      > front* of the screen, with the light shining through the coloured vellum
      > from behind. We were unable to find any supporting evidence either way.
      > Giles
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