Wayang Kulit

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FACULTY OF COMPUTER AND MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

CSC 401
FUNDAMENTALS OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

EXERCISE 2: FORMATTING ARTICLE
TITLE: NATIONAL SPORT HERITAGE – ‘WAYANG KULIT’

SITI NURUL WAHIDA BINTI IDRIS
2010927943
CS 220
PN NOR AZYLIA BT AHMAD AZAM

Contents
1.INTRODUCTION3
1.1.HISTORY OF WAYANG KULIT3
2.HOW TO PLAY WAYANG KULIT4

WAYANG KULIT

1. INTRODUCTION

2.1. HISTORY OF WAYANG KULIT

The Indonesian word 'wayang' is derived from a word meaning 'shadow' or 'ghost'. These intricately cut and perforated shadow puppets are made from buffalo hide. 'Kulit' means 'leather' or 'skin'. Today, it is spread out, in various forms and guises, across Asia - from Turkey and China to Indonesia and of course, Malaysia. Wayang Kulit is a traditional theater art-form using puppets and shadow-play to tell the epic tales of the ancient classical Hindu legends, Mahabharata and Ramayana. The puppets are made of buffalo hide and mounted on bamboo sticks. There may be as many as 45 puppets - handled entirely by a single master puppeteer, known as the Tok Dalang. There are four main varieties of the form in this country: the Wayang Kulit Siam of Kelantan; the Wayang Gedek, performed by the Thai communities of Kedah and Perlis; the Wayang Kulit Jawa, performed by the Javanese communities in Selangor and Johor; and the Wayang Kulit Melayu, performed by the Javanese communities of Terengganu. Today, only the first two are performed. In Malaysia, the most well-known style of wayang kulit is the Wayang Kulit Siam, practiced principally in the north-eastern state of Kelantan as well as in the Patani region of southern Thailand. Wayang Kulit Siam is performed in the Kelantanese-Patani dialect of Malay. Repertoire is largely based on Malay oral and literary versions of the ancient Hindu epic, the Ramayana, which tell of the adventures of Seri Rama and his consort Siti Dewi. 2. HOW TO PLAY WAYANG KULIT

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