Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage: Celebrating Culture, Embracing Change

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During the dramatic economic and social transformation of late twentieth-century Indonesia, theatre in Central Java featured a familiar cast of rulers, nobles, clown servants and ordinary people. However these performances were not a repetition of age-old cultural traditions. Instead, by stretching the framework of Javanese theatre convention, theatre troupes challenged dominant cultural and political values. As political pressures intensified in the final months of the New Order regime, these witty, critical performances ...

Javanese Performances on an Indonesian Stage: Celebrating Culture, Embracing Change 2008, University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu

ISBN-13: 9780824832957

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