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Performance has religious significance, the gods being invoked and honoured,
and a performance may be arranged to assure rain or to halt an epidemic. It is not
certain when and how nang sbek originated, but it seems probable that it was ...
Although the puppeteer works only from a brief scenario, he is able to
extemporize each performance, adding contemporary jokes for the clowns and
molding the performance to suit the occasion and the audience. He and his
cantly, it may be possible to achieve essentially the same final level of
performance in many different ways. Limited performance by one subsystem may
be offset by supe- Optimiza- rior performance somewhere else. These
optimization tion ...
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