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A valuable examination of the artistry of the puppet stage, past and present. The Puppetry Yearbook creates a forum for new scholarship, as well as critical examinations of the growing number of international and multicultural artists and groups turning to puppets as a profound symbol that can both represent and transcend its human model. (23 Black & White Photographs)
Submissions should be addressed to: James Fisher, Editor c/o Theatre Department, Wabash College Crawfordsville, IN 47933 tel. (317) 364-4394 Fax: (317) 364-4295. Submissions may be 5,000-10,000 words in length, prepared in any one of the standard notation formats, should be sent in duplicate accompanied by stamped, self-addressed envelope. ISSN: 1070-3624

Table of Contents

Foreword by James Fisher
I. Pre-Columbian Puppets of Meso-America by Alejandro Jara-Villaseñor; translation to English by Adriana Robles-Jara; Associate Editor G.A. Lane
II. Putul Yatra: Sangeet Natak Akademi's Swarna Jayanti National Festival of Puppet Theatre by Karen Smith
III. Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Theatre in the Balinese Culture by I. Nyoman Sedana
IV. Sacrum, A Literary Motif or an Open Structure? by Henryk Jurkowski
V. Scaramouche, Actor, Dancer, Marionette and Glove-puppet by John McCormick
VI. David Lano; The First Puppeteer "Folklorist" by Ben Fisler
VII. "The Marionette Theatre in America, 1915-1930" and "Problems of the Puppeteer," by Paul McPharlin, edited and with an introduction by Ben Fisher
VIII. The Puppet Theaters of Julia Sazonova-Slonimskaia by Keith Owen Tribble
IX. Puppetry of India and Americans by Nancy Lohman Staub
X. International Significance of Ningy? J?ruri Bunraku by Nancy Lohman Staub
XI. Political Catharsis: Dario Fo and the Puppet by James Fisher
XII. Book Review: The Victorian Marionette Theatre by John McCormick and American Puppetry: Collections, History and Performance edited by Phyllis T. Dircks, by James Fisher
XIII. Video Review: Nee Engey (Where Are You?) by Nancy Lohman Staub

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