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
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