File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 183


To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 20:50:26 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] puppeteers outlawed



Thank you.


 

Vladimir
 
 


 

> From: z-AT-pbc-productions.com
> Date: Thu, 10 Sep 2009 18:00:36 -0400
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] puppeteers outlawed
> 
> http://books.google.com/books?id=Ar8EAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA3&lpg=PA3&dq=Sheriff+Walter+Bates&source=bl&ots=y5ZvsalbpZ&sig=yWXmVono1kW15BwQ_ysnlwylBlM&hl=en&ei=o3apSvSYA5mqtgfk4uWXCA&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=4#v=onepage&q=Sheriff%20Walter%20Bates&f=false
> 
> On Thu, Sep 10, 2009 at 12:23 PM, <czechmarionettes-AT-aol.com> wrote:
> 
> >
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> > "The Mysterious Stranger..,or the memoirs of Henry
> > Moore Smith alias...." by Sheriff Walter Bates
> >
> >
> > Hey, Ro,
> >
> >
> >
> > Where can one find this book? I know about a Czech puppeteer and
> > ventriloquist, Franti=B9ek
> > Betlach who was also a bigamist and counterfeiter. "Doing time in South
> > Minnesota, Franti=B9ek and
> > two other inmates escaped through air vents to the roof, using the classic
> > means of torn bedsheets for ropes. He
> > eventually served his sentence in state prison, was released in 1903,
> > straightened his life and moved West, to Marienthall, Kansas..."
> >
> >
> >
> > Vit
> >
> > P.S.: In
> > 1894, Franti=B9ek Betlach apparently self-published an autobiography Cesk=FD
> > Marionet=E1r a brichomluvec; jeho zivotopisné a cestopisné vzpom=EDnky.
> > (Czech Puppeteer
> > and Ventriloquist; Reminiscences of his Life and Travels.) I've been trying
> > to track this book for years with no luck. SO if anybody out there knows
> > about it, let me know.
> > v
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > THE CZECHOSLOVAK-AMERICAN MARIONETTE THEATRE
> > info-AT-czechmarionettes.org http://www.czechmarionettes.org 212-777-3891
> >
> > "Vit Horejs has written and directed a first-rate, thoroughly original
> > production and made it look effortless. The cast gives charged, cohesive
> > performances, and the staging is expert".
> > Anita Gates, the New York Times.
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: puppetpro-AT-aol.com
> > To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> > Sent: Thu, Sep 10, 2009 8:53 am
> > Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] puppeteers outlawed
> >
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> > You would need to go to20some primary sources. In Connecticut, puppeteers
> > were
> > outlawed (along with other itinerant performers and salesmen) for a time
> > after
> > the Revolution. I wonder if arrests were made -- or did they just receive a
> > ticket and fine? Anyway -- you could look up those records and find out.
> > There's
> > a wonderful book from the 1800's written by a sheriff who pursued an
> > escaped
> > prisoner who was a puppeteer. "The Mysterious Stranger..,or the memoirs of
> > Henry
> > Moore Smith alias...." by Sheriff Walter Bates.
> > Rolande
> >
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: Hobey Ford <hobeyone-AT-gmail.com>
> > To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> > Sent: Wed, Sep 9, 2009 5:13 pm
> > Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] colonial times
> >
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> > Yes John, I'm afraid you are the one to do it. We will supply moral
> > support and a little bag of pretzels.
> >
> > On Wed, Sep 9, 2009 at 4:39 PM, Bell, John<john.bell-AT-uconn.edu> wrote:
> > > D'oh!
> > >
> > > Dr. John T. Bell
> > > Director
> > > Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry
> > > University of Connecticut
> > > 6 Bourn Place Unit 5212
> > > Storrs, Connecticut 06269-5212
> > > office: 860 486 0806
> > > cell: 617 599 3250
> > > www.bimp.uconn.edu
> > >
> > > To make a contribution to the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry,
> > please
> >
> > go to
> > > https://secure.ga4.org/01/uconn_foundation_giving, and select "Ballard
> > Puppetry Museum" from the "Purpose" list. Thanks for your support!
> > >
> > >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org [mailto:
> > puptcrit-bounces-AT-puptcrit.org] On
> > Behalf Of Robert Rogers
> > > Sent: Wednesday, September
> > 09, 2
> > 009 1:57 PM
> > > To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
> > > Subject: [Puptcrit] colonial times
> > >
> > >>Clearly there is a need for a new comprehensive history of American
> > puppet
> > >>theater! What could we do about this situation?
> > >
> > > John, that's a subject for your next book.
> > >
> > > Robert Rogers
> > >
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