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The Life of Paper

Toy theatres as a medium for contemporary drama; followed by a paper theatre performance of 'Romeo and Juliet' by Edward Gordon Craig.

Alain Lecucq, puppeteer and founder of Paris-based Compagnie Papierthéâtre, will explore the world of toy theatres. These miniature stages were wildly popular in the nineteenth century. At a 'penny plain, tuppence coloured', everyone could afford their own miniature version of grand opera, Shakespeare or Aladdin. Today a few puppeteers, including Lecucq himself, are reviving the art, using scripts by contemporary playwrights.

The lecture will be followed at 2.15 by a paper theatre performance of Edward Gordon Craig’s play ‘Romeo and Juliet’.


Alain Lecucq | talks


Date and Time:

5 November 2009 at 12:30 pm


Half Day



The Little Angel Theatre
14 Dagmar Passage
N1 2DN
020 7226 1787
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Organised by:

Puppet Notebook
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£25, £20 conc, £15 British UNIMA members

Available from:

www.pleasance.co.uk/islington/suspense or 020 7226 1787

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