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 Kara Janes, Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina
This lesson provides an introduction to ensemble work using the cultural traditions of Indonesia as a method of learning to focus on the scene partner. Grade Level: 9-12, Beginning Theatre Arts.