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.

shadow play

n
(Theatre) a theatrical entertainment using shadows thrown by puppets or actors onto a lighted screen

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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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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The line-up of events and the exhibition dedicated to the shadow-theatre figure, either in its traditional or its contemporary version, will provide visitors with the ability to trace the course of the theatre of shadows in time and the local particularities of the countries in which it flourished.
Women in the Portuguese colonial empire; the theatre of shadows.
Their show Theatre of Shadows is a Michael Ende story about an old lady who lives in a theatre that's closed down.

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