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56Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Shadow plays

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  • Stephen Higa
    Jan 28, 2001
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      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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