The Effect of Time Management in Shadow Puppet Performance on the Audience Satisfaction


Indonesia has one of the greatest diversities in the world as reflected by its many cultures, languages, customs, and beliefs. This diversity can be easily seen in the East Java region which, despite its Javanese ethnic majority, is also populated by other ethnics, sub ethnics, and mixed groups. Shadow puppet theatre is a form of public attraction long existing in Java, even before the era of the Majapahit Empire. It is usually performed at night and takes a considerable time. In this multidisciplinary paper,  it is hypothesized that good time management will increase audience satisfaction and in turn contribute to the sustainability of the theatre and Javanese culture. Based on the analysis of the survey, using partial least square by java web start program, it is found that, first, shadow puppet attraction positively affects to time management as 0.720. Further, the attraction leads to audience satisfaction as 0.558. Lastly, time management affects audience satisfaction as 0.258.

Keywords: audience satisfaction; wayang attraction; wayang time management.

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