Shadow theater

Shadow Theatre

Shadow theatre is the earliest form of precinema mainly in three parts of the world: Indonesia, Java, China and Turkey. The Turkish- they are the ones at the back of the case on the top shelf- tend to concentrate on two figures: Hacivad and Karagoz. And I understand- I've never seen one- that they are rather wicked rascals. And the shadow plays go on for hours. I did once see a Chinese shadow play at a festival several years ago now and that went on for hours on end. So you have to be quite good to sit it out even longer than an Epic movie.  

Bill Douglas Cinema Museum
  1. Shadow Theatre
  2. Ombrascopes
  3. Paris Chat Noir
  4. Introduction to Panorama
  5. Diorama and the Dissolve Effect
  6. Protean Views
  7. Optical Toys
  8. Praxinoscope Theatre
  9. Magic Lanterns
  10. Edison and Dickson: Kinetoscope and Mutoscope
  11. Lumière Cinématographe
  12. Robert Paul: Moving Pictures
  13. Hepworth's Animated Photography