Research and Practice at the Cork Puppetry Festival

An annual discussion of research and performance, this year focusing on the history and potential of puppetry as a political tool: Puppetics!

An annual discussion of research and performance, this year focusing on the history and potential of puppetry as a political tool: Puppetics! Whether used to voice critical satire or gather people in direct action, puppets are compelling
political actors. Leslie Burton, (PHD
candidate) and Josephine Dennehy, (Masters student) will illustrate trends in Western political puppetry over the past century, discussing their use in both
direct action and popular entertainment. Cliff Dolliver, (Festival Director) will
discuss the political aspects of
Dowtcha Puppets work and outline
possible future directions.

Thurs Aug 1st
6.30pm:
Crawford Art Gallery Lecture Theatre.
This is a free event booking not
necessary.

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