Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Theatre of Dul Muluk

the players of dul muluk

-oOo- The History -oOo-

Dul Muluk is one of the traditional arts in South Sumatra. Abdul Muluk theater was first inspired by a descendant of Arab merchant named Wan Bakar. He came to Palembang in the 20th century and held a reading adventure stories Jauhari Abdul Muluk, son of Sultan Abdul Hamid Shah who reigned in the land around his home in Berbari Takat Ladder, 16 Ulu. The event was the public interest so to come swarming.

Since then Wan Bakar frequently invited to read the stories of Abdul Muluk at various events, such as weddings, circumcisions or shower when the baby's first haircut.

Together with his students, among others Kamaludin and Pasirah Nuhasan, Wan Bakar then incorporate elements of lute music and flying (a type of tambourine music) as an accompaniment. Show any form of enrichment. If the original Wan Bakar to represent all the characters, then the students read the corresponding figures were involved role.
In 1919, the first recorded reading of the texts sung in the form of a dialogue with appropriate gestures of their respective roles. The show was already in the open field. In subsequent developments, the role players has special costumes, makeup already, and using the property improvised performances. The device was coupled violin music, drums, tetawak (gong), and large size drum

accompanied by music
Dulmuluk show was at the height of its power in the 1960's and 1970's. When there are dozens of theater group Dulmuluk tradition. In some places the tradition of theater is also known as Johori performances. Johori The term comes from the name the main character, whose full name is Abdul Muluk Jauhari.

the players are doing roles in theater dulmuluk

the audience was watching a theater dul muluk

A player Dulmuluk is putting on makeup before performing

Wak Pet (66) for the citizens of South Sumatera Dulmuluk attached to the stage. Pet Wak appearance from stage to stage for over 40 years make it known widely as the artists Dul Muluk.


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