Puppets Through Lancashire

Author: Walter Wilkinson

Publisher: London : G. Bles

ISBN:

Category: Lancashire (England)

Page: 203

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Global Dilemmas

Imperial Bolton-le-Moors from the Hungry Forties to the Death of Leverhulme

Author: Malcolm Hardman

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 434

View: 440

Global Dilemmas documents the cultural debates of a key community of the British Empire from the 1840s to 1925. It completes the account of its printed legacy as pioneer of Reformation, Parliamentary Reform, and Industrial Revolution begun in A Kingdom in Two Parishes and continued in Classic Soil.

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

Author: Dassia N. Posner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 763

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its 28 chapters aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline. This Companion looks at puppetry and material performance from six perspectives: theoretical approaches to the puppet, perspectives from practitioners, revisiting history, negotiating tradition, material performances in contemporary theatre, and hybrid forms. Its wide range of topics, which span 15 countries over five continents, encompasses: • visual dramaturgy • theatrical juxtapositions of robots and humans • contemporary transformations of Indonesian wayang kulit • Japanese ritual body substitutes • recent European productions featuring toys, clay, and food. The book features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars such as Matthew Isaac Cohen, Kathy Foley, Jane Marie Law, Eleanor Margolies, Cody Poulton, and Jane Taylor. It also celebrates the vital link between puppetry as a discipline and as a creative practice with chapters by active practitioners, including Handspring Puppet Company’s Basil Jones, Redmoon’s Jim Lasko, and Bread and Puppet’s Peter Schumann. Fully illustrated with more than 60 images, this volume comprises the most expansive English-language collection of international puppetry scholarship to date.

Puppets and "popular" Culture

Author: Scott Cutler Shershow

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 252

View: 448

Shershow examines an astonishing range of texts and performers - from Ben Jonson to Jim Henson, from Plato to Punch and Judy, from Enlightenment essays to works by the modernist avant-garde. He shows that the many forms of puppet theater which have flourished on the margins of social life in the carnival, fairground, and marketplace - have been both disparaged and celebrated by authors attempting to demonstrate their own legitimate or literary status.

Magic on the Early English Stage

Author: Philip Butterworth

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Drama

Page: 295

View: 841

An original investigation into conjuring tricks and stage magic on the medieval stage.

The Lancashire Witches

A Romance of Pendle Forest

Author: William Harrison Ainsworth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 383

View: 893