File spoon-archives/puptcrit.archive/puptcrit_2003/puptcrit.0306, message 25


Date: Fri, 13 Jun 2003 13:08:50 -0400
Subject: Re: PUPT: Bytom Festival


Dear Robert,

I think that the writing which helped me the most, were the things I
read when I was still a theater student at university. These were the
books and essays which got me thinking, "Hmmm, there may be something to
this puppetry stuff." There was the article by Stefan Brecht about Bread
and Puppet in the Tulane Drama Review . . . number T47, if I am not
mistaken. There was Kleist's "Ueber das marionettenteater." There were
the books by Bil Baird and Peter Arnott. Today, I read a lot of the
current puppetry periodicals from here, Europe, Australia, New Zealand,
and much of it is helpful in that it puts our work in an international
context, and provides contact with puppeteers abroad with whom we
sometimes even develop relationships. There is also electronic media--
even puptcrit has proven useful (for instance, Nancy Smiths posting
about the relationship between the artist, the community, and local
funding sources). I remember part of a line from Dag Hammerskjold: "That
person is truly free who . . . is open to new light, wherever its
source."

Yours,
ACP



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