This covers a much greater range of material than the uninitiate would know existed. First the history and background of the shadow play. Then its development in hands of artists in recent times. Then basic information on ways and means for the amateur or semi-professional. A good many plays are included, complete with dialogue and stage direction. The last part of the book deals with special forms of shadow plays, using music, pantomime, people. A bibliography of possible adaptable material. In other words, a complete handbook, probably of more value in hands of adults directing the work than of most young people, but should be available for all.