Cart
Free Shipping in Australia
Proud to be B-Corp

American Puppet Modernism John Bell

American Puppet Modernism By John Bell

American Puppet Modernism by John Bell


$118,19
Condition - New
Only 2 left

Summary

This study analyses the history of puppet, mask, and performing object theatre in the United States over the past 150 years to understand how a peculiarly American mixture of global cultures, commercial theatre, modern-art idealism, and mechanical innovation reinvented the ancient art of puppetry.

American Puppet Modernism Summary

American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance by John Bell

Please note this is a 'Palgrave to Order' title (PTO). Stock of this book requires shipment from an overseas supplier. It will be delivered to you within 12 weeks. This study analyses the history of puppet, mask, and performing object theatre in the United States over the past 150 years to understand how a peculiarly American mixture of global cultures, commercial theatre, modern-art idealism, and mechanical innovation reinvented the ancient art of puppetry.

American Puppet Modernism Reviews

'In American Puppet Modernism, Bell presents a wide-ranging history of puppets and performing objects within a US socio-political context, contributing new insight into, and detailed analysis of, their roles in US society and theatre history. He simultaneously investigates and re-thinks the role of material objects on stage and in popular culture.' - Alissa Mello, Platform

About John Bell

John Bell is the Director of the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry at the University of Connecticut, USA.

Table of Contents

Introductions The Sioux War Panorama and American Mythic History Masks and Shalako Puppets: Anthropology meets Indigenous Mask and Puppet Theater The Little Theater Movement and the Birth of the American Puppeteer Jane Heap and the International Theater Exhibition of 1926 Puppets and Propaganda Identity: Gertrude Stein's Puppet Show From Sorcery to Science: Remo Bufano and the 1939 World's Fair American Puppets and Television Kustom Kulture and Detroit Industrials: Cars as Performing Objects Landscape and Teeth Masks ACT-UP and the Puppetista Movement: Reinventing Activist Performance as Object Theater Mass Media and Motion Capture

Additional information

NLS9781137286703
9781137286703
1137286709
American Puppet Modernism: Essays on the Material World in Performance by John Bell
New
Paperback
Palgrave Macmillan
2012-12-27
280
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - American Puppet Modernism