Mahurin Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects


Theatre and Dance

Document Type



Through scenes depicting heroism, courage, perseverance, and others, Vietnamese Water Puppet Theatre serves as a tool for fostering nationalism, creating and solidifying a cultural identity, and serving as a reminder to the Vietnamese of their agrarian past. Water puppetry has endured many setbacks like the Vietnam War for example, however troupes like the Thăng Long Theatre Troupe and Central Puppet Theatre Troupe are able to dually serve to attract tourists and have a strong connection with many of the Vietnamese. Tuồng and Chèo Theatre have coexisted alongside Water Puppet Theatre and has helped reiterate the importance of traditional theatre within Vietnam.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Andrea Grapko


Arts and Humanities