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Summer 1999 Volume 50, No. 4


The Magic of Ralph Lee, by Allelu Kurten: A note of appreciation for the work of one of the great creative directors of puppetry pageants.

Theatre, Street of Blood, by Martin Morrow: A reprint of a review in the Calgary Herald praising the work of Ronnie Burkett.

Puppetry from Here to There, by Larry Engler: Review and 5 photos of 2 programs of short, adult works created at the Eugene O’Neill Center’s National Puppetry Conference and presented for the first time in New York City.

Puppets as Art, by Mary Ellen Clark: Description of Eugene Clark’s work which combines site specific art installations, and puppetry performances.

Festival Anticipation, by Sidney Mallard and Chris Carter: Article previews the most recent additions to the national festival in Seattle.

Fire at the Marionette Opera House, by Suzanne Pemsler: First hand account of the tragic fire that destroyed the seven year run of puppet opera in Peterborough, New Hampshire.

Women in Puppetry: A salute to some of the women, past and present, who have helped to enrich the world of puppetry.

Acknowledgements, by George & Pat Latshaw - In 1949 George Latshaw founded Puppetry Journal. In 1983 George and Pat Latshaw returned as editors of Puppetry Journal and produced 66 issues celebrating the diversity of puppetry in America. The retiring editors thank some of the contributors.


Reviews of 2 books, one on the puppetry of Africa, and one on puppetry in Europe.

Uncle Dukes Pop-Up Puppets, by Rob D’Arc: Directions for a charming, simple puppet based on plans by the late, Duke Kraus.


7 dates of interest to puppeteers

Puppets Come Back: A report on 3 international puppetry event in New England:

  • Puppets in the Green Mountains at the Brattleboro Museum in Vermont
  • World Puppets in Portland, Maine
  • International Puppet Arts at Storrs, Connecticut.

First National Day of Puppetry: 9 items about exciting events around the country all celebrating the first National Day of Puppetry • Performance: News about 14 working puppet companies.

Print: Summaries of 19 articles about puppetry from magazines, newspapers, and the internet.

From the UNIMA-USA Center, by Vincent Anthony: News about the Institut International de la Marionette in Charleville-Mezieres, France

Following George, by Paul Eide: A note of appreciation by next editor of Puppetry Journal

Master Puppeteers Pins for the Endowment fund by Nick Coppola


Perspectives by Art Grueneberger

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