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UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Allen Swensson recordings (Nang Talung), 1973-02-04
- Swensson, Allen
- UW Ethnomusicology Archives audio recordings: Allen Swensson recordings (Nang Talung)
- 2 items : EC-2 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. mono, 7"); WT-3 reels (7 1/2 ips, 1/2 tr. stereo, 10"); Duration: 2:12:36
- Collection Number
- Phatalung, southern Thailand, 2/4/73.
University of Washington Ethnomusicology Archives
University of Washington
- Access Restrictions
Unrestricted: collection is open for research.
Historical NoteReturn to Top
Nang talung is a traditional style of shadow puppetry from southern Thailand. It translates into "leather puppet talung"--Talung being the abbreviation of the city name Pattalung, where shadow play is popular. The puppets used in nang talung are significantly smaller than those used in nang yai, which features life-size puppets. Nang talung performances consist of puppets, narrators, actors, and musicians, who are separated from the audience by a white screen.
Content DescriptionReturn to Top
Originally recorded on Sony TC-108, Sony tape 100 Kenwood.
Performance of Nang Talung, shadow puppet play; Nang Phrom Noi, puppeteer.
Durations: 73-39.1 EC, Side A - 53:45; 73-39.1 EC, Side B - 54:39; 73-39.2 EC - 21:12 (each tape side ends abruptly with shadow puppet play still in progress)
Administrative InformationReturn to Top
Names and SubjectsReturn to Top
- Southern Thailand
- Thailand--Asia--Southeast Asia