Aspects of Puppet Theatre

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Macmillan International Higher Education, Jan 7, 2014 - Performing Arts - 216 pages
Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet Theatre, was groundbreaking in its analysis of puppetry as a performing art. This new edition of a classic brings the original text back to life, including four additional essays and a new introduction, edited and translated by leading puppetry scholar Penny Francis.
 

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Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgements
Foreword
Literary Views on Puppet Theatre
Towards a Theatre of Objects
Between Literature and Plastic
The Language of the Contemporary Puppet Theatre
The Sign Systems of Puppetry
Puppets and the Power of the State
Eroticism and Puppetry
The Human among Things and Objects
Craig and Puppets
Among Deities Priests and Shamans
The Acting Puppet as a Figure of Speech
Index
Copyright

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HENRYK JURKOWSKI is Professor of Theatre at Warsaw University, Poland. Throughout his distinguished career, he been Guest Professor at the Ecole Superieure Nationale des Arts de la Marionnette, France, Instituto del Teatro, Spain, London Central School of Speech and Drama, Akademie der Darstellende Kunst, Germany, Akademie Muzickych Umeni, Prague, Teatralnyi Institute, Italy and Art Institute of Chicago, USA. He is Expert Editor of the World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre and author of History of the European Puppet Theatre, Volumes 1 and 2.

PENNY FRANCIS is Honorary Fellow of the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, where she is Lecturer in Puppetry.She is co-founder of the Puppet Centre Trust, the national development agency for the art form, and was awarded the MBE for services to puppetry in 1998. She is the author of Puppetry: A Reader in Theatre Practice.

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