Lombok, Cupak Gerantang Traditional Theatre

Written by on July 17, 2012 in Nusa Tenggara Festivals with 0 Comments

Lombok, Cupak Gerantang Traditional Theatre


Cupak Gerantang Traditional Theatre is one of the folklore in Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara. It is very popular in the society as a light entertainment that is performed and staged in special events. The original manuscript was written on papyrus with Jejawan letters and the Sasak language.

The content derived from a story that was told in a song, and then improved as a written story that was composed in a traditional theatre to be better by the public. The story artistically dramatizes a patriotic hero that is sometimes interspersed with humor. The story expands to other Lombok islands, such as Mataram, Labuh Api, Bayan, Gangga, Lenek, and other villages. Cupak Gerantang story illustrates the evil, lazy and spiteful characteristics

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