These digital culture kit materials were developed by Gordon Hensley. Wayang is the Indonesian word for puppet, and in Indonesia is used to describe theater both with and without puppets but is most often used as shorthand for wayang kulit (Javanese shadow puppet theater). This digital culture kit includes research on Wayang Kulit Puppetry, a template of shadow puppet characters, a collection of images of wayang kulit puppetry of Indonesia, a script of the Ramayana in both Indonesian and English, and a wayang kulit demonstration slideshow.
Created by Carla Ingram, South Caldwell High School, Hudson, NC
In this lesson, students will learn the story of the Ramayana and how it came to be part of Indonesian culture. They will understand how it is portrayed throughout Indonesian culture, and will use visual art, puppet, or a skit to portray parts of the story.