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This week we are learning shadow puppets and plays. Shadow puppets and shadow plays are popular in many places across the world. They were probably invented in China or India around 2000 years ago.

  We are going to look at Indonesian Wayang Kulit shadow plays. These were originally used to tell traditional Hindu stories, such as the Rama and Sita story which I have uploaded a script for below.

  Have a look at the links, PowerPoint and videos below to find out more about Wayang Kulit and shadow plays. I have also uploaded a picture of Indonesia on a map so you can see where it is.

  Can you make up a shadow play of your own? Or use the Rama and Sita script below, or retell 'A Midsummer Night's Dream'. 


Wayang Kulit: Traditional shadow puppet theatre

Wayang Kulit is a centuries-old art form still being performed today. From intricately designed puppets to the dalangs who man them, learn more about how sto...

The Wayang Puppet Theatre

UNESCO: Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity - 2008 URL: Description:...

Rama and Sita | Religious Studies - Stories for Collective Worship

Suitable for teaching 7-11s. A telling of the story of Rama and Sita to use when exploring the Hindu festival of Diwali. Subscribe for more Religious Studies...