Puppets, statues, men, objects, and the Prague School

Title: Puppets, statues, men, objects, and the Prague School
Source document: Theatralia. 2012, vol. 15, iss. 2, pp. 74-88
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    2336-4548 (online)
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At the turn of the 20th century as the penchant to imitate real people began to change, theoreticians and practitioners of theatre turned their attention to puppets. This was the case of three theorists (Jan Mukařovský, Otakar Zich, and Petr Bogatyrev), who became the leading members of the Prague Linguistic Circle. This contribution shows that their studies written in 1923, contained many important ideas developed later by Bogatyrev, Mukařovský, Jiří Veltruský, and Roman Jakobson. They all contributed considerably to contemporary theories of acting, theatre in general, and puppet theatre in particular.
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