shadow play

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shadow play

n.
A play presented by casting shadows of puppets or actors on a screen. Also called shadowgraph, shadow show.
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shadow play

n
(Theatre) a theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen
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shad′ow play`


n.
a show in which shadows of puppets, flat figures, or live actors are projected onto a lighted screen.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.shadow play - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wallshadow play - a drama executed by throwing shadows on a wall
show - a social event involving a public performance or entertainment; "they wanted to see some of the shows on Broadway"
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References in classic literature ?
It was all mere surface sound, this murmur of their welcome, this popping of their corks - just as his gestures of response were the extravagant shadows, emphatic in proportion as they meant little, of some game of OMBRES CHINOISES. He projected himself all day, in thought, straight over the bristling line of hard unconscious heads and into the other, the real, the waiting life; the life that, as soon as he had heard behind him the click of his great house-door, began for him, on the jolly corner, as beguilingly as the slow opening bars of some rich music follows the tap of the conductor's wand.
Je privilegierai au cours de mon enquete les opus suivants: Les Divisions de la nature (1978, 29 min), De grands evenements et des gens ordinaires (1979, 60 rain), Petit manuel d'histoire de France (1979, 2 x 50 min), Le Jeu de l'oie (1980, 10 min), Ombres chinoises (1982, 8 min), Classification des plantes (1982, 6 min), Querelle de jardins (1982, 13 min), Lettre d'un cineaste (1983, 12 min).