..The Shadow Play is.. one of the most ancient forms of cultural entertainment and detes back to the time of Alexander the Great, who celebrated his victory over Egypt and proclaimed his dignity and power by having a Shadow Play performed. Today, the Shadow Play in Thailand has undergone tremendous changes but some major characters still feature in performances..
..The Puppet of the God Siva comes next to the Richi. People in general refer to this character as the Bull because the puppet is carved into the image of Siva riding on the Usupharaj Bull. The manipulation of this puppet demands more artistic skill from the performer then do the other figures. For this reason, the performer will display his best skills in controlling this character.
..The Clown: each shadow play company has a clown by the name of " Teng " and he is presented side by side with another comic charcter whose name is Nui. The Clown has a dark comolexion, a broad forehead with a retreating hairline, kinky hair and the look of a hornbill. Not only is he funny and wild but he also loves to tease.