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A History of European Puppetry from Its Origins to the End of the 19th Century

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A History of European Puppetry from Its Origins to the End of the 19th Century

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A History of European Puppetry from Its Origins to the End of the 19th Century by Henryk Jurkowski
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This comprehensive history of puppetry covers areas such as: origins; antiquity; fairground theatres; shadow theatre; puppets and the Revolution - Poland, Russia; romantic aesthetics; the age of folk and popular theatre; and Italian specificity.

Table of Contents

Part 1 Origins. Part 2 Antiquity. Part 3 The Middle Ages. Part 4 Renaissance and the Baroque genres: commedia dell'arte; puppet opera; fairground theatre; the English comedians; Maquina real. Part 5 The Age of Enlightment: the English golden age; French Boulevard theatres; shadow theatre; puppets and The Revolution; parallel entertainments; chains of Baroque tradition; artistic initiatives; Poland - artists and radicals; Russia - visitors and serfs. Part 6 Romanticism and recognition: interest of German writers; German romantic aesthetics; the German model; melodrama; the nationalist cause;. Part 7 The age of folk and popular theatre: Nativity shows; commedia continuing; Guignol - a new face; permanent theatres; Italian specificity. Part 8 19th century - good business. Part 9 Attracting the artists.
Release date Australia
February 28th, 1996
Contributor
Volume editor Penny Francis
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
82 photographs, bibliography
Imprint
Edwin Mellen Press Ltd
Pages
480
ISBN-13
9780773488038
Product ID
3689479

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