Saturday, November 18, 2006

Video Highlights of Toy Theatre Exhibition

From Google Video, comes this glimpse into a toy theatre exhibition last year; audio has some background noise, but for those of us who rarely if ever get to attend such things, it was worth listening a bit closer to catch it all...
In the Spring of 2005, we archived a toy theatre exhibition of worldwide importance. It took place at the Lanchester Gallery, Coventry University.

The intended audience was a web version for webcasting that we encoded for and also for inclusion on DVDs to promote the centre as a leader in cultural conventions.

A puppet theatre performance was directed by Robert Poulter of the 18th century nautical melodrama 'Black-eyed Susan'. As well as the performance, many paintings were on exhibit, some quite rare.

We recorded some of the performance and interviews with some of the attendees, which included an actor that once appeared in a major television 'soap' and a curator of a major Museum in London.