Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History (Paperback)
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Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 15/12/2000
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The artistry of puppetry includes aspects of the visual arts, theatre, music, and dance. Puppets can be traced as far back as ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome, and are found today in cultures worldwide, across the Americas, Europe, Africa, and Asia. This work shows how puppets have been used to relay myths, poke fun at political figures, comment on cultural events of the period, express moral stories, and entertain adults and children alike. It gives a historical overview and looks at the wide variety of this traditional art form. From European and Asian puppets in modern and ancient times to the Puppet Modernism movements, this work explores the important innovators and innovations of puppetry. Brief biographies of key figures such as Tony Sarg (credited with creating the first over-life-size puppets used for parades), Paul McPharlin (creator of "Punch's Circus"), and Jim Henson (world-reknowned creator of many puppets, including the Muppets) help describe the evolution of puppetry.

Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780895581563
Weight: 404 g
Dimensions: 229 x 192 x 9 mm

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