Attraction 66th St., Between 26th & 27th St., Mandalay, Myanmar Published on: 13-11-2015
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Why Mandalay Marionettes Theater is special ?
In the Past, Myanmar Puppetry was not only for entertainment, but also a high art held in much esteem by all classes. Marionettes were a means of making people aware of current events, a medium for educating the people in literature, history and religion, display of lifestyles and customs. At the same time, they functioned as mouthpieces for the people in the days of royalty, tiny hands in state and social affairs.
Nowadays, the old traditional marionette generation has almost faded away. This is simply due to the lack of patronage required during the last few decades. Therefore, it has come to pass that the art of marionette is referred to as a dying art that was rapidly disappearing with the advance of modern entertainment. The same story is applicable to the artists.
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66th St., Between 26th & 27th St., Mandalay, Myanmar
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Fantastic show which show cases a dying art. So what if it's geared to tourists, that means that we could learn a bit more about the culture and appreciate something new. The marionettes are full of character, as are the puppeteers :)