Shadow Theatre

Shadow Theatre

SHADOW PUPPET THEATER AND THE STORIES OF THE CHINESE ZODIAC

Shadow puppetry is a form of storytelling where a master puppeteer manipulates cut-out figures behind a translucent screen on a stage.

Dating back to ancient times, shadow puppetry is still popular in countries as diverse as Indonesia, Malaysia, Nepal, China, Thailand, Turkey, Greece and France.

THE STORIES OF THE CHINESE  ZODIAC 

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve-year cycle with each year corresponding to an animal: rat, ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon,snake, horse, sheep, monkey, rooster, dog and pig.

SHADOW THEATER AND PUPPETS

Learn to make a shadow theater out of simple inexpensive materials. In the following weeks, read about the tales of the Chinese zodiac, create the characters in those tales as cut-out puppets and act out the stories before friends and family.

There are twelve stories with different characters and plots.

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