Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Toy Theatre Bicentennial


A website devoted to the small stage has declared 2011 the bicentennial of toy theatre.

Actually there has been talk about 2011 being toy theatre's bicentennial year before.

I'm not sure how 1811 has gotten momentum as the chosen 'year one' of toy theatre; many will posit that toy theatre existed before then in one form or another, but as regards the classic form that is associated with Victorian England, I think it can be argued to have its roots in that general time frame.

The question now is, will the toy theatre community at large acknowledge this?  Will it be embraced, and used to celebrate and publicize toy theatre far and wide?  I think it would be a great opportunity to do so...