The Thief of Stars: Shadow theatre concert

Sam Bowker (Director), Melinda Bowker (Performer), James McArthur (Performer), Erin Brown (Performer)

Research output: Non-textual outputs, including Creative WorksCreative Works - Live Performance


The Egyptian revival of khayal al-zill (Arabic shadow theatre, or "theatre of the imagination") tends to focus on art historian's research regarding the surviving puppets, their literary context, and what is known of their scripts. But what might the revival of shadow theatre resemble when the performance takes place in regional Australia?

This major creative practice research project reviews the contemporary applications of khayal al-zill to re-tell the Aladdin story, simultaneously re-interpreted as the Faustian legend, as a unique shadow theatre concert.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWagga Wagga
PublisherThe Curious Rabbit
Media of outputArtwork
SizeMajor work
Publication statusPublished - 2021


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