Considered the father of modern puppetry in North America, Tony Sarg was a well known illustrator and designer in New York City. Puppetry was a part of his prodigious output and for many years his marionette troupes crisscrossed the continent with elaborate marionette productions. His high standards and willingness to share the backstage "secrets" inspired a generation of puppeteers. Numerous photos and posters illustrate this scholarly study of Sarg, his productions, and the puppeteers who toured them. Many of these puppeteers founded their own puppet troupes and influenced the next generation of puppeteers. Extensive bibliography.
"A long overdue tribute to the man who started it all." Dr. Frank Ballard, University of Connecticut
"An important contribution to the literature of puppet history." Ryan Howard, Puppetry Journal
Author: Tamara Robin Hunt
Total Pages: 164