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Reappraising Western European Repertoires for Puppet and Marionette Theatres

Project description

Taking stock of Europe’s puppet theatres

One of the most ancient forms of theatre is puppetry. Long established as a popular form of entertainment in Europe, puppetry was used to tell stories from the bible during the Middle Ages. By the 17th Century, marionettes took the stage to provide a more realistic mimicry. The EU-funded PuppetPlays project will explore how puppet theatre contributed to the rise of this dramaturgy in Europe. Focussing on key periods of drama history between 1600 and 2000, the project will select plays that document the development of puppetry in Western Europe. It will also identify the specific features of puppet plays and their variations through time, cultural areas and audiences.

Field of science

  • /humanities/history and archaeology/history
  • /humanities/arts/performing arts/dramaturgy

Call for proposal

ERC-2018-ADG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-ADG - Advanced Grant

Host institution

UNIVERSITE PAUL-VALERY MONTPELLIER3
Address
Route De Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
France
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 2 288 832

Beneficiaries (1)

UNIVERSITE PAUL-VALERY MONTPELLIER3
France
EU contribution
€ 2 288 832
Address
Route De Mende
34199 Montpellier Cedex 5
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments