A new edition of a highly respected, seminal text on puppetry and object theatre, written by puppetry's founding father Henryk Jurkowski, and edited by an international scholar in the field
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Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet Theatre, was ground-breaking in its analysis of 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 its ritualistic roots to its influence on modernist art and presence in contemporary theatre. This new edition of a classic brings the original text back to life, including four additional essays and a new introduction, edited and translated by leading puppetry scholar Penny Francis.Über den Autor:
Henryk Jurkowski is a former Professor at the Krakow and Warsaw Superior schools of Theatre. He is Expert Editor of the World Encyclopaedia of Contemporary Theatre and author of History of the European Puppet Theatre, volumes 1 and 2. Throughout his distinguished career he has collected a number of awards, including the Polonia Restituta, one of Poland's highest Orders for services to culture.
Penny Francis is Honorary Fellow of the Central School of Speech and Drama, London, UK, where she is Lecturer in Puppetry. She co-founded the Puppet Centre Trust in 1974 and was awarded an MBE for services to puppetry in 1988. She is author of Puppetry: A Reader in Theatre Practice, and has written numerous articles for international conferences and journals.
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