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1.Origins of shadow puppet troupes



The origins of each troupe have their own stories. Let us examine these troupes and their backgrounds.



2.Impressions of first contact with Shadow puppets




I believe you all are interested to know how puppeteers first made contact with the art. What made them so devoted to the world of Shadow puppets? Let’s hear what the masters say.



3.Your best shadow puppet play




Each troupe has a specialty and they have their own best plays, including those produced based on their generations-old scripts. Now, let’s ask the masters to introduce their lifetime best work.


4.How to appreciate? shadow puppetry?



There are a myriad of roles in shadow puppetry.? Each puppet has a style unique to itself. How do we appreciate the different types of Chinese and Taiwanese Shadow puppets, and those from different countries? Let us hear what the masters have to say.



5.How do you think of shadow puppetry as an art



In addition to puppets, shadow puppetry also includes other important elements, such as backdrops, lighting, the stage, etc. How are these different elements integrated in a shadow puppetry performance? Please tell us your views.



6.What skills must puppeteers have?




An exquisitely made puppet must require a pair of deft hands to give it life. What are the conditions for a puppeteer to be successful? How do you look at this issue?



7.How often, or on what occasions during the year can one enjoy shadow puppet performances?



In the old days, in rural areas, shadow puppet performances were held on religious festivals and celebrations of the year. In Modern society, on which occasions can we enjoy such performances? Let us ask the masters how they schedule performances.


8.What is the future outlook of shadow puppet theater?



Shadow puppetry is a traditional art. But will it be transmitted down to the following generations? What would be its future course of development? As master puppeteers, how do you see the future development of the art?



9.Please tell us you teaching experiences.



For traditional art to be transmitted, we need experienced teachers to pass on the art one generation after another. How do you as master puppeteers plan for the transmission of your art? Let’s listen to what they say about this issue.




10.Whatare your expectations in regard to your own shadow puppetry?




As lovers of shadow puppetry, your life is inextricably connected with shadow puppetry. What are your aspirations for yourself and for shadow puppetry? Let’s listen to the master puppeteers’ aspirations and their plans.

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