The Eye of Light

The Tension of Image and Object in Shadow Theatre and Beyond

Authored by: Stephen Kaplin

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415705400
eBook ISBN: 9781315850115
Adobe ISBN: 9781317911722


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This chapter articulates some of the essential aspects of shadow theatre performance and how the root of this ancient performance genre reflects upon the physical and metaphysical properties of light. To do so effectively, it is necessary to blend the languages of the physicist, the Kabbalist, and the artist, since shadow theatre as a performance medium is located at the nexus of scientific, mystical, and aesthetic practices.

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