Object Theatre Issue of The Puppet Notebook

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Shaun May, Puppet Notebook & Central School of Speech and Drama

Everyday objects are increasingly being animated by performers in contemporary theatre, community arts and puppet shows but very little has been written about object theatre as a separate discipline. This issue of the Puppet Notebook will provide a platform for discussion about what object theatre is, its relationship to puppetry and its history. 

We invite submissions from artists, scholars and academics on any topic around the theme of object theatre, including (but not limited to) the history of object theatre, the influence of Kantor, relationship of animator to object, non-anthropomorphic object animation, cross-cultural perspectives and object theatre's relationship to stop motion animation. Additionally, we invite reviews of recent productions and books dealing with puppetry more broadly. 

Submission Guidelines

2,000 words for articles and essays. 

500 - 1,000 words for production reviews.

500 - 1,000 words for book reviews

Please send proposals of 200-300 words to Shaun May at puppetnotebook@unima.org.uk by 1st June 2012.
The deadline for completed articles will be the end of July 2012.