Monday, November 28, 2005

Webb Festival Highlights II

Laurie Webb at left, Peter Baldwin at right
Gigi Sandberg's Toy Theatre Information Center has a new area documenting their experience at the recent Webb Festival.

All I can say is, I wish I could have been a mouse in the corner for many of the performances. To see what they have to contend with 'behind the scenes' just tires me out to think of it. Bravo to one and all...

Puppeteer Map

I think it's a MARVELOUS idea!

Andrew, from Puppetvision has created a Frapper map that shows where fellow puppeteers (and associated arts such as toy theatre enthusiasts/performers) live around the world. Anyone can join the map and participate, thus sharing their basic information. A great networking tool, and information resource...

Friday, November 25, 2005

Toy Theatre Performance - SHORT NOTICE!

Apologies to one and all, but it has only now come to my attention that there is a wonderful opportunity to anyone that can get there, to attend a toy theatre production of "Bambi", performed by Harry and Tenika Oudekerk; they are coming "across the pond" to do this on Saturday, December 17th, at 1:30pm.

Location of the performance is:

Xavier High School
1600 W. Prospect Avenue
Appleton, WI 54914

For more information, you can contact Lynn Zetzman...

Friday, November 18, 2005

Printing & Theatre

" account of the relationship between the rise of printed drama and theatrical practice. It's absorbing reading, richly detailed and illustrated..."

- from a review of Theatre of the Book 1480-1880: Print, Text and Performance in Europe, by Julie Stone Peters

Printing first revolutionized the regular theatre before it begat the toy theatre. This book documents how that happened. Includes amazing illustrations and examples of theatre-related ephemera...