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Puppetry : a world history

Author: Eileen Blumenthal
Publisher: New York : Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, ©2005.
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"Puppets have existed in one form or another in nearly every culture throughout human history. In Puppetry: A World History, author Eileen Blumenthal offers an overview of puppetry, examining the unique nature and abilities of puppets and the countless roles they have played in societies across the globe. Puppets are incredibly diverse, reflecting the varied cultures, environments, and often eccentric personalities  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blumenthal, Eileen, 1948-
Puppetry.
New York : Harry N. Abrams, Publishers, c2005
(OCoLC)581259580
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Eileen Blumenthal
ISBN: 0810955873 9780810955875
OCLC Number: 57243205
Description: 271 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 29 cm.
Contents: The origin of species --
Show breeds --
High-wire acts --
Casting characters --
Puppet masters --
Sex --
And violence --
Politics --
And other public service --
Crossing between worlds --
Living on the edges --
Coda: Coming full circle.
Responsibility: Eileen Blumenthal.
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"Puppets have existed in one form or another in nearly every culture throughout human history. In Puppetry: A World History, author Eileen Blumenthal offers an overview of puppetry, examining the unique nature and abilities of puppets and the countless roles they have played in societies across the globe. Puppets are incredibly diverse, reflecting the varied cultures, environments, and often eccentric personalities of their creators. Blumenthal draws on examples from an astonishing array of puppeteers and performances, as well as works of art and historical artifacts to give readers a view of this intricate world."--Jacket.

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