Shadow play

Australia, 1962

Film
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Children are given guidance in cutting-out and preparing figures for a shadow play. Children learn to make Japanese style flat paper puppets, after being shown a play at their Creative Leisure Centre in Brisbane. After deciding upon a story to illustrate, each child draws and cuts out outlines, gluing on lace, and paper doily frilly finishes and painting black for maximum effect. Finally scenery is fixed to the cloth screen, sound effects and puppets tried out and a bright light shone on the screen ready for the performance of St George and the Dragon, narrated by an instructor.

Credits

co-director

Corinne Cantrill

Arthur Cantrill

production company

Children's Library and Craft Movement

Language

English

Duration

00:13:21:00

Colour

Black and White

ACMI Identifier

28425

Subject categories

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Australia

Family, Gender Identity, Relationships & Sexuality → Children - Recreation

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Children - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Children - Recreation

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Play

Music & Performing Arts → Shadow pantomines and plays

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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