|Kate Greenaway book illustrations inspired this delightful toy theatre...|
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Monday, May 23, 2011
The toy theatre sat in the front room of her house for years when she was married and was played with a lot by every child that came round for tea. Once a letter was posted through the letterbox addressed to “Wooden O’Theatre”. - From Treasure: The World's Most Precious Objects
Twenty-three years ago, a woman began making a toy theatre for her son.
It was during a happy phase
when he loved to sit next to her...
It never quite got finished, but it also was never forgotten...
Monday, May 16, 2011
Although definitely not toy theatre, an upcoming cantastoria festival is too good to pass up passing on!
From the organization's site behind it, here's the skinny:
Pre-cinematic technology takes over for a week of contemporary cantastoria, cooked up by puppeteers, artists and craftspeople from across the country. A millennium-old art form is rejuvenated and re-imagined, as performers animate paintings and banners alongside texts, puppets, jokes, songs and stories.
Each unique program features several original shorts on a given theme, and the festival kicks off with a FREE opening celebration, presented by Great Small Works at Pier 1 in Brooklyn Bridge Park.