WAYANG ORANG SEBAGAI PERTUNJUKAN TEATER TRADISIONAL DALAM TINJAUAN SEMIOTIKA : (Sebuah kajian awal)

Eko Supendi

Abstract


Wayang wong, as a genre included in dance drama, is in fact the
personification of
wayang kulit purwo of which the stories come from the Ramayana
and Mahabarata. The
existence of wayang wong in Mangkuneagaran Palace and
in the Sultanate of J
ogjakarta in second half of the 18th century was the renaissance
of
wayang wong which had developed in the time of the empire of Majapahit.
Even it was supposed to have developed before that time because in the year of 930
the term of
wayang wong was discovered in the inscription of Wimalasrama.

Semiotics can be defined in a simple way as knowledge of signs and system
of
signs. Some People say that semiotics is knowledge dealing sistematically with
signs,  symbols and process of symbolism. This simple definition will turn into complex ·
one when there is a demand to define a sign. The difficulty in coming to an agreement
on the defin
ition of signs can make the agreement on the definition of semiotics
difficult.

Keywords: Wayang orang, Traditional Theatre, Semiotics


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