We want your feedback!
Click here
cover image of Sinkritisme dalam Wayang Wong Johor

Sinkritisme dalam Wayang Wong Johor

by Mohd Kipli Abdul Rahman


Sign up to save your library

With an OverDrive account, you can save your favorite libraries for at-a-glance information about availability. Find out more about OverDrive accounts.

   Not today


How many among us have heard of wayang wong? Although it originated from Indonesia, this dance drama has long been established in Malaysia and remains active in Johor in particular. For fans and practitioners of the arts, this book is a 'must have' as it is the only book on the Johor wayang wong currently available in the market. This book invites the reader to explore the art of dance drama and its beliefs, including myths, magic, mysticism and rituals of the three religious influences of animism, Hinduism and Islam. This book also looks into the extent to which the local culture has significantly influenced and shaped the dance drama, turning it into a form of theatre in its own right. Coloured illustrations of costumed characters and their accessories and weaponry not only reinforce the understanding of the reader but also make this book an attractive and interesting read. It is hoped that this book will benefit the readers as wayang wong is not merely a form of entertainment but it also contains invaluable lessons in life narrated through stories, while contributing to the conservation and preservation of the traditional theatre in Malaysia.

Publication Details

Publication Date:


  • OverDrive Read 4.5 MB
  • Adobe EPUB eBook 4.5 MB
Sinkritisme dalam Wayang Wong Johor
Copy and paste the code into your website.