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    American Puppet Modernism Essays on the Material World in Performance

    ISBN-10: 1403979812
    ISBN-13: 9781403979810
    Author(s): John Bell
    Description: This studynbsp;analyzes the history of puppet, mask, and performing object theater in the United States over the past 150 years to understand how a peculiarly American mixture of global cultures, commercial theater, modern-art idealism and  More...
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    Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
    Binding: Hardcover
    Pages: 292
    Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 1.00" tall
    Weight: 0.924
    Language: English

    This studynbsp;analyzes the history of puppet, mask, and performing object theater in the United States over the past 150 years to understand how a peculiarly American mixture of global cultures, commercial theater, modern-art idealism and mechanical innovation created uniquely modern and singularly American approaches which have reinvented the ancient arts of puppetry as essential performance modes of the twenty-first century.

    List of Illustrations
    Acknowledgments
    Credits
    Playing with Stuff: The Material World in Performance
    The Sioux War Panorama and American Mythic History
    Shalako Puppets and Nineteenth-Century Ritual
    The Little Theatre Movement and the Birth of the American Puppeteer: Midwest Puppet Modernism
    New York Puppet Modernism: Remo Bufano and Jane Heap
    Puppets and Propaganda: 1930s Parades in New York City
    American Puppet Modernism in the 1930s: Gertrude Stein's Identity
    From Sorcery to Science: Remo Bufano and World's Fair Puppet Theatre
    Performing Objects, Special Effects, and Mass Media
    Automobile Performance and Kustom Kulture
    Beyond the Cold War: Bread and Puppet Theater at the End of the Century
    Old and New Materials: Wood, Paper, Metal, Plastic, Bone
    Notes
    Bibliography
    Publications
    Index

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