THE EVOLUTION OF PUPPETRY
Original exhibit title: THE EVOLUTION OF PUPPETRY
Exhibit owner (author): Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG, Bietigheim-Bissingen, Germany
Registration number of the exhibit: 974
Version of the exhibit: 1
Number of pages: 96
Gold medal exhibit.
This intriguing exhibit illustrates on 96 sheets the fascinating development of puppetry from early times up to our days and is the study by a professional puppeteer with 50 years experience in T.V., theatres, festivals and exhibitions. The collection in outlines: 0. Definition of a puppet 1. When man first walked the earth (Cave drawings, carvings, masks) 2. Masks evolved into puppets (Do have lifeless dolls a place in entertainment?) 3. Historical development (Puppet characters of Asia) 4. The Middle Ages onwards (Carnival and religious puppetry, Commedia dell'arte, Harlequinade and Pantomime) 5. New trends and styles (Western Europe, Eastern Europe and Russia) and finally 6. Puppetry to the Present Day (in film, on television, in live presentation). There are a lot of special philatelistic items in this collection like unique artist drawings, Epreuves d'artiste signee, color proofs, varieties, interesting cancelations including fancy cancels, nice frankings, covers, picture postcards and much more.
Web site of Auktionshaus Christoph Gärtner GmbH & Co. KG: www.auktionen-gaertner.de