File puptcrit/puptcrit.0502, message 48

Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 13:40:35 +0100
Subject: [Puptcrit] Slightly confused! (was: Schlemmer 'King Stag')

I must say I'm slightly confused.

Here is the URL of the image that I mentioned earlier:

If you scroll down to the section on Oskar Schlemmer and the Bauhaus
you'll find the image of the marionettes in question. (Note: the
thumbnail becomes a bit larger if you click on it.) The credit
unequivocally states:

"Scene from "The King Stag" by Carlo Gozzi. Designed by Schlemmer to
emphasize mechanization and abstraction."

However I can find no other references connecting Gozzi's play (and the=20
wonderful puppets depicted) to either Schlemmer or the Bauhaus. I do
however find references (but no pictures) to Sophie Ta=FCber's 1917
production of 'King Stag / K=F6nig Hirsch'.

Could the puppets in the picture actually be from Ta=FCber-Arp?

Thanks again and kind regards,

-- Paul

On 10 Feb, 2005, at 8:29, Paul Perry wrote:

> Hello all,
> I'm new to the list and not a puppeteer but a visual artist who has
> been interested in puppets since childhood.
> Recently I came across a small photo online of Oskar Schlemmer's
> production of 'King Stag' and would love to find more images and
> information about this production. This must have been discussed here=20
> before -- and I have just now tried to search the archives now housed=20
> at driftline but have been completely unsuccessful (no hits
> whatsoever).
> So if anyone here could give me some references to books, films and
> online sources I would be very grateful.
> Kind regards,
> -- Paul _______________________________________________
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