Students in Theory and Practice of Puppetry in the Department of Drama and Theatre at Royal Holloway, University of London present ‘An Evening of Puppetry,’ a selection of rarely-produced modern plays written for puppets and objects.
Offerings include Hugo Ball’s ‘brutilist’ Nativity Play (1916); Edward Gordon Craig’s The Second Prologue: Something Prophetic (1918), from The Drama for Fools; A Quarrelling Pair (1945) by American novelist Jane Bowles; and Hugo von Hofmannsthal’s Prologue to a Puppet Theatre (1906), in a new translation from the German by Emily Russell.
These innovative productions use humanettes, paper theatre, object theatre, OHP shadow puppetry and a variety of other puppet styles.
An archive of past productions by Students in Theory and Practice of Puppetry can be viewed at http://rhul.mediacore.tv/guide/theory-practice-of-puppetry
Admission is free at the door but strictly limited so please book a place by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org. Not suitable for children under 12.