Harry Oudekerk sent us a CD/QuicktimeVideo of a performance / demonstration by Ab Vissers -- a project of one of Harry's classes! And a magnificant job these students did!! This is going to be a major asset in our up-coming TT workshops here in the USA and we are very grateful.
Thanks to Harry's CD I at least know what this Toy Theatre Legend looks like..and now, so do you. (my imaginary picture of him had included a monk's robe and a waist length beard...this is a very different "legend" indeed). We can vary the picture to show him with his theatres and figures (here in the background is the small Moorish Theatre from Prior's in Denmark....he admits that he generally prefers the Danish Theatres and sets)
Ab has reprinted a small but fine collection of toy theatres, shadow theatres and peepshows (no, he is not in the sex-business: they are the old fashioned dioramas). . . and he gave us copies of these as gifts during our visit. They are lovely miniature versions of old "collector" theatres and I do believe that his tiny theatres will be "collector items" in the future. Contact him if you are interested. His new web site is [www.papierentheater.nl] and e-mail address: [firstname.lastname@example.org]. He may have some to sell.
"It is VERY important that there is one central
point of information and contact for all the 'not quite normal' people
who are fascinated by Toy Theatres!:"
So let him hear from you....I'm sure he will be happy to meet you.