Chinese shadow theatre fights to stay in the light as dropping audiences force troupes to be creative

//Chinese shadow theatre fights to stay in the light as dropping audiences force troupes to be creative

Chinese shadow theatre fights to stay in the light as dropping audiences force troupes to be creative

Shadow puppets flitting across screens and reliving age old stories have fascinated Chinese people for some 2,000 years, but with falling audiences, troupes are having to be creative to stay on the stage.On a translucent screen in a Beijing classroom, a child with a cosmic ring takes on the son of the dragon king, attacking him with huge thrusts of his lance.Behind the screen, puppeteers use rods to move the figures, to the joy of the schoolchildren watching.The legends of the past are the…

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