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More from John Bell and Trudi Cohen

John Bell  writes:  The Great Small Works, a six-member theater company based in New York has been doing toy theater shows for over seven years.  We have been creating and performing our own toy theater epic, Terror As Usual, which is now up to six episodes.  In addition, we have made and performed toy theater versions of Laurence Olivier's Hamlet and our own version of Faust using Marlowe, Goethe, and a 19th-Century German puppet play as sources.  We have toured these shows around the East Coast, as well as to France last year.  We have also been doing toy theater workshops (see [Happenings] ) in New York and beyond.  In January 1998 we did a toy theater workshop in Mexico City with 70 artists, students,  and puppeteers,  who created and performed 16 different new toy theater shows.  I wrote a Short Entertaining History of Toy Theater which we have printed and distributed; [Available for $2.]  I also perform this history, accompanying it with a number of illustrations.  I would be happy if we could stay in touch.  We are always looking for possible participants in our toy theater festivals and we welcome suggestions about people who might want to participate.  E-mail us at [Trudico@aol.com]
 
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