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Aspects of puppet theatre

Author: Henryk Jurkowski; Penny Francis
Publisher: Basingstoke, UK : Palgrave Macmillan, 2013.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet theatre, was ground-breaking in its analysis pf puppetry as an important performing art. Focusing on the cultural and social functions of puppetry, Jurkowski traced the role of puppetry in cultural life, from it's ritualistic roots to its influence on modernist art and presence in contemporary theatre. This new edition of a classic brings the original text back  Read more...
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Henryk Jurkowski; Penny Francis
ISBN: 9781137338440 113733844X 1137338431 9781137338433 1137338458 9781137338457
OCLC Number: 858311341
Language Note: Translated from the Polish.
Notes: "First edition published 1988 by Puppet Centre Trust." -- Title page verso
Description: x, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Literary views on puppet theatre --
Towards a theatre of objects --
Between literature and plastic art --
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.
Responsibility: Henryk Jurkowski ; edited by Penny Francis.

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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  Read more...

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