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Mak Yong is a Malay-Riau theater art featuring dances, songs, and comedy that are interconnected into a story plot. The actors wear masks, while the actresses wear glamorous dancing costumes.

To the Malay people, Mak Yong functions as entertainment because the stories performed are delivered in a comedic manner accompanied with joyful songs.
In the old days, a Mak Yong performance could go on for five consecutive days. Now each performance is about three hours long.

Creator / Author:  Abdul Harahap dkk.

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

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Created: 1993

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