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Puppetry International masthead PUPPETRY INTERNATIONAL gives you insights into the fascinating world of puppetry arts. From the hottest new shows and emerging artists to the traditions held most dear, PUPPETRY INTERNATIONAL draws you into the community with up-to-date news and inspirational articles. Our coverage is a broad spectrum of puppetry where you can always get the information you want from the experts. Use it to stay in the know.

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Welcome to Puppetry International #38 on the web, a resource to enrich your experience of reading the print version of the magazine, which can be obtained through this website, or through the UNIMA-USA office by contacting Lyrric Jackson at lyric.jackson@puppet.org

Included here are:
An overview of the many variants of wayang, prepared by Karen Smith

A glossary of terms relevant to Indonesian wayang, also compiled by Karen Smith

An interview with Sam Gold, who created a wayang Hamlet with visual inspiration by E. Gordon Craig

The full article on presenting Greek myths using wayang kulit figures by I Nyomen Sedana

The full article on Tizar Purbaya and his wayang golek lenong betawi by Karen Smith

The full article on the ritual uses of wayang kulit that still exist in Central Java. This includes an entire storyline used in one of the ritual performances. To Westerners, I suspect this will seem quite exotic, strange and illuminating all at once. It is by Joko Susilo.

Additional images and descriptions of gunungan [The Tree of Life/Cosmic Mountain] including some rare and unusual figures, with thanks to Karen Smith, Kathy Foley and the collection of Tizar Purbaya.

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 Upcoming Issues
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Spring 2016 - Materials
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 Puppetry Yellow Pages

Puppetry Yellow PagesThe UNIMA-USA Puppetry Yellow Pages of Touring Companies and Professional Services is compiled annually. Inclusion in the Puppetry Yellow Pages requires membership at the Company level, and such members may list up to three productions.

The Puppetry Yellow Pages puts information about Company members in the hands of producers and presenters in North America and abroad. UNIMA-USA provides this listing as a service to its members and makes no claims regarding those who are listed in it. Those who wish more information than is contained in the Puppetry Yellow Pages must contact the companies directly.

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 Hands Across the Sea

world mapIn 1994 UNIMA-USA began maintaining a list of members who make their names available to foreign puppeteers traveling through North America. This guide enables traveling puppeteers to contact members who can open their homes and develop friendships with artists from other countries. UNIMA-USA only compiles the information; the guide is made available to foreign puppeteers who may then make direct contact with members listed in the directory. If you would like to have the oppurtunity to be contacted by a travelling puppeteer, write to:
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