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The wider worlds of Jim Henson : essays on his work and legacy beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street

Author: Jennifer C Garlen; Anissa M Graham
Publisher: Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2013] ©2013
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Jim Henson; Jim Henson; Jim Henson
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Jennifer C Garlen; Anissa M Graham
ISBN: 9780786469864 0786469862
OCLC Number: 819531656
Description: vi, 267 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Revisiting Fraggle Rock. Fraggle Rock and the art of world building / Aaron Calbreath-Frasieur --
Outer spaces: Fraggle Rock around the globe / Andrew Leal --
No sex, please. We're Fraggles! / Tami Meredith and Maryanne L. Fisher --
The ecology of Fraggle Rock / Justin Werfel --
Inside the worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth. Interpreting the various species in The Dark Crystal and Fraggle Rock / Gideon Haberkorn --
"What was sundered and undone shall be whole": Union, nature and Aughra in The Dark Crystal / Roxanne Harde --
A natural history of The Dark Crystal: the conceptual design of Brian Froud / Catriona McAra --
Finding your way through Labyrinth / Tom Holste --
Anti-consumerism in Labyrinth / David R. Burns and Deborah Burns --
Storytellers and specials. Everyone's a storyteller: the shifting roles of stories, storytellers and audiences in The Jim Henson Hour / Anthony F. Strand --
There is no one story / Nathaniel Long --
Emmet Otter's Jug-Band Christmas: the gift of the Muppets / Catherine Edwards --
Telling toy stories in The Christmas Toy / Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham --
Journeys forward and back. The Muppetry of nightmares: figures of fear, danger and terror in The Cosby Show, Chappelle's Show and Saturday Night Live / Michael J. Berntsen --
Dinosaurs and the evolution of the Jim Henson Company / Jennifer Stoessner --
Exploring the alien other on Farscape: human, puppet, costume, cosmetic / Sherry Ginn --
Muppet memes, or Beaker conquers YouTube / Anissa M. Graham --
Fandom and nostalgia in Disney's The Muppets / Jennifer C. Garlen --
About the contributors --
Index.
Responsibility: edited by Jennifer C. Garlen and Anissa M. Graham.

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