56Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Shadow plays
- Jan 28, 2001Wow, 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?
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>From: Mark Calderwood <mark-c@...>
>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.
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