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The Theatricality of Objects: Object Theatre Beyond the Puppet

Allen, Richard (2016) The Theatricality of Objects: Object Theatre Beyond the Puppet. Ånd i hanske. ISSN 0800-2479

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The term ‘object theatre’ emerges from the world of puppets. It describes a form of puppetry that utilises found, or real, objects in puppeteering, to create anthropomorphic characters or to symbolise figures, places, landscapes or metaphorical ideas. In this configuration, ‘objects’ become puppets. In this article, I want to suggest an expansion of the term ‘object theatre’ as a way of extending how theatre makers and audiences might speculate on the activity and agency of objects beyond this particular mode of representation.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Discrete Keywords: object theatre, puppetry, puppeteering
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: College of Arts, Humanities and Education > School of Arts
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Depositing User: Richard Allen
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2017 14:51
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2020 17:15

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