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On Thrones of Gold (Three Javanese Shadow Plays)

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Title: On Thrones of Gold (Three Javanese Shadow Plays)
Author: Brandon, James R
Price: $55.00

When On Thrones of Gold was published in 1970, it was quickly recognised as a major work in the area of Asian theatre and literature. The book is no less valuable today.

"Impressive? important? enjoyable. Little enough has been written in English about the Wajang Kulit, but here the exposition is brilliantly clear and informative, the illustrations are elegant, and the translations are first class. Hats off to Professor Brandon" - Virginia Quarterly Review

"Perhaps the best English-language puppetry book in years. Brandon, an authority on Asian theatre, presents a lucid, well illustrated, indeed definitive text. He Displays great skill in bringing to life this fascinating national drama of Java. He also offers considerable insight into Indonesian culture. All told, this volume is a very successful accomplishment and must be considered a major contribution to theatre bibliography - Library Journal

About the Author
James R. Brandon is a professor of Asian theatre at the University of Hawaii. During his distinguished career, he has received numerous fellowships and awards. Among his publications are Kabuki: Five Classic Plays and Sanskrit Drama in Performance

Publication date: 31/12/1993
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9780824814250
Publishing status: To Order
On Thrones of Gold (Three Javanese Shadow Plays)