Bima Swarga in Balinese wayang
The aim of the author's research was to study 1) the thematic elements and the composition of the plays (lelampahan wayang), and 2) their religious and cultural background. She concentrates on one particular play: the story of Bima Swarga. The study is based mainly on fieldwork carried out in Bali over the period 1972- 1976, when materials were collected from oral and written sources.
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Chapter Two Survey of the Balinese Wayang
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a-ratu accompany actions already audience Balinese Bayu beginning Bima Swarga Bima's Buléléng called ceremony character chest conversation dalang departure depicted déwa enters exist exit fact fights flower four gedebong give given gods hand heaven hell holy water Hooykaas ikang indicate inserted instance jaw is moved Jero dalang kekayonan Kunti lakon lang langkara left party Lelampahan wayang lemah Lord Madé means meeting Mélem melody mentioned middle movement Mredah namely North Bali offerings Old Javanese paintings pang panglangkara party performance plate play pointed preparation present puppets quotation ratu reference release ring Sang Hyang Sangut Satua scenes screen servants short side sing situation Siwa song souls South Bali speak spoken starts story structuring summary sung Tabanan take place texts theme titiang transcr translated Twalén wayang wengi yata