File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 14


Date: Sat, 1 Mar 2008 22:06:19 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Shadow puppet Exhibit in NYC


The China Institute exhibition has more than just a catalogue. It has 
an excellent bi-lingual publication:  "Enchanted Stories: CHinese 
Shadow Theatre in Shaanxi"  published by  Cultural and Arts Press. It 
contains full color pictures of most of the figuresin  the exhibit, 
plus lots a great material on history, cultural context and 
performance.

Also, Chinese Theatre Works is performing some of our OP shadow shows 
on March 16 and April 6 at the Institute in connection with the 
exhibit.

Stephen
On Feb 29, 2008, at 6:44 PM, Alan Cook wrote:

> The China House web if I understood their words, indicates that this 
> is the first exhibit of Chinese shadow puppets in the USA.
>
> NO WAY is this the case. In the 1930s the Field Museum had an exhibit 
> AND CATALOG. I did an exhibit at the Los Angeles County Fair, and Jo 
> Humphey did a big exhibit of Chinese puppet of many types including 
> shadows at St John's University. I am sure many examples abound. Way 
> back, The St Louis Art Museum had large shadow puppets exhibited frm 
> their collection. Rumour has it that they have vanished with no 
> explanation.
>
> Does anyone know if this new exhibit has a catalog? Other (earlier) 
> exhibits at China House are listed on their web page as having 
> exhibits, but so far I see no info about a catalog of shadow puppets.
>
> ALAN COOK
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: corenste-AT-hunter.cuny.edu
> Sent: Friday, February 29, 2008 12:30 PM
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> Subject: [Puptcrit] Shadow puppets
>
> Hi all,
>
> I don't know if anyone mentioned this already, but if you're in 
> Manhattan you must go see this fabulous exhibit of Chinese shadow 
> puppets from Shaanxi at the China Institute.
>
> http://www.chinainstitute.org/gallery/current.html
>
> It's up through sometime in May, and it is wonderful. Two rooms of 
> gorgeous antique puppets and a video of the puppets in performance and 
> of how they are made.
>
> Claudia Orenstein
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