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To: "'puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org'" <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Mon, 6 Jul 2009 14:02:25 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Arizona video


Racial and ethnic stereotypes are typically features of popular puppet theater.  Karagoz shadow theater is rich in such caricatures (including the "Frank" or European stereotype, which is interesting for westerners to see); also Javanese shadow theater.  In Germany the Reichsinstitut fur Puppenspiel instituted a racist version of Kasperl with Jewish stereotypes as villains in the 1930s.  All these examples and others lead me to say that puppet theater continually reveals in an immediately accessible manner the deepest values of a particular culture and its moment.

Dr. John T. Bell
Director
Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
University of Connecticut
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-----Original Message-----
From: puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org [mailto:puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org] On Behalf Of jon green
Sent: Monday, July 06, 2009 1:00 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Arizona video

Last I checked Austria is part of Europe.  The puppet that you  
describe is pictured in "Popular Puppet Theatre in Europe,  
1800-1914".  I believe that it is tin, not paper.

Jon
  
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