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Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects (Tdr Books)

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Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. The topics include Stephen Kaplin's new theory of puppet theater based on distance and ratio, a historical overview of mechanical and electrical performing objects, a Yiddish puppet theater of the 1920s and 1930s, an account of the Bread and Puppet Theater's Domestic Resurrection Circus and a manifesto by its founder, Peter Schumann, and interviews with director Julie Taymor and Peruvian mask-maker Gustavo Boada. The book also includes the first English translation of Pyotr Bogatyrev's influential 1923 essay on Czech and Russian puppet and folk theaters.Contributors John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis.

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Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. This book looks at the role of such performance objects in the 20th-century from different perspectives, exploring their experimental, social and political value.

Synopsis:

John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis.

Synopsis:

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

Synopsis:

Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.

About the Author

John Bell is Assistant Professor of Performing Arts at Emerson College. He is a member of the Great Small Works Theater Collective and has worked with Bread and Puppet Theater for many years.

Table of Contents

Puppets, masks, and performing objects at the end of the century / John Bell — A puppet tree : a model for the field of puppet theatre / Stephen Kaplin — Julie Taymor / interviewed by Richard Schechner — What, at the end of this century, is the situation of puppets & performing objects? / Peter Schumann — The end of Our Domestic Resurrection Circus : bread and puppet theater and counterculture performance in the 1990s / John Bell — Performing the intelligent machine : deception and enchantment in the life of the automation chess player / Mark Sussman — Czech puppet theatre and Russian folk theatre / Pyotr Bogatyrev — Modicut Puppet Theatre : modernism, satire, and Yiddish culture / Edward Portnoy — Articulations : the history of all things / Theodora Skiptares — If Gandhi could fly-- : dilemmas and directions in shadow puppetry in India / Salil Singh — Rediscovering mask performance in Peru : Gustavo Boada, maskmaker with Yuyachkani : an interview / with John Bell — The art of puppetry in the age of media production / Steve Tillis.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780262522939
Editor:
Bell, John
Publisher:
Mit Press
Editor:
Bell, John
Author:
Bell, John
Location:
Cambridge, Mass.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Puppets & Puppetry
Subject:
Performance
Subject:
Masks
Subject:
Puppet theater
Subject:
Fine Arts
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects
Series Volume:
96.12
Publication Date:
20010431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 17
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
203
Dimensions:
10 x 7 x 0.25 in 1 lb

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Product details 203 pages MIT Press - English 9780262522939 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. This book looks at the role of such performance objects in the 20th-century from different perspectives, exploring their experimental, social and political value.
"Synopsis" by , John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis.
"Synopsis" by , This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.
"Synopsis" by , Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.
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