Syria’s last shadow puppeteer hopes to save his art

Shadi al-Hallaq, a puppeteer, holds two puppets during a performance in Damascus, Syria December 3, 2018. REUTERS/Omar Sanadiki

DAMASCUS (Reuters) – The last shadow puppeteer in Damascus lost most of his equipment to war and endured life as a refugee in Lebanon, but he now believes the old Syrian art form might survive after the United Nations said it needed to be saved. Traditional shadow theater was historically a staple of Damascus cafe […]

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