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Shadow puppet show ( called Nang-Yai in Thai letter ) consists of a theatre (stage, screen & lights), the puppets, musical ensemble, narrator, voices for each character, puppeteers, story and performance techniques.

The puppets are normally made from cow hide perforated into various characters. Some of them are as high as 2 metres and over one metre wide. They are divided into 7 categories according to their pose and role.

The purpose of the prologue is to attract the audience by the rousing music and the comic dialogue, and at the same time provides a moral of the triumph of good over bad. The prologue is then followed by the main performance, usually an episode of the Ramayana.

The Puppet Show use the fire from coconut once a year, 13th April or Songkran Day. The other day use the fluorescent light.

Location : Ka-Non temple, Ratchaburi province

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