A Guide to the Bread and Puppet Theater Collection, undated, 1967-1988.

A Guide to the Bread and Puppet Theater Collection

Summary Information

Title
A Guide to the Bread and Puppet Theater Collection
Creator
Bread and Puppet Theater.
Extent
0.5 Linear feet
Abstract
The Bread and Puppet Theater was an experiment political theater troupe founded in 1963 in New York City by Peter Schumann. Performances combined dance, sculpture and large-scale puppets and masks. The performances frequently focused on political and social issues including demonstrations against the U.S. war in Vietnam and injustice in Central America.
Call Number
1997.0031
Language
English
Finding Aid Prepared By
Finding aid prepared by Archives & Special Collections Staff. (February 2000)
Repository
University of Connecticut Libraries 405 Babbidge Road Unit 1205 Storrs, Connecticut, 06269-1205 860.486.2524 archives@uconn.edu

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Bread And Puppet Theater Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Access and Use

Acquisition Information

Provenance is unknown.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open and available for research.

Preferred Citation

[Item description, #:#], Bread And Puppet Theater Collection.  Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center,  University of Connecticut Libraries.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Bread and Puppet Theater.

Genre(s)

  • Publications

Subject(s)

  • Puppet plays
  • Puppets

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History

The Bread and Puppet Theater was an experiment political theater troupe founded in 1963 in  New York City by  Peter Schumann. Performances combined dance, sculpture and large-scale puppets and masks. The performances frequently focused on political and social issues including demonstrations against the U.S. war in  Vietnam and injustice in  Central America. In 1970, the troupe moved to  Vermont where it was the theater-in-residence at  Goddard College in  Plainfield, VT. In 1974, the troupe moved to  Glover, Vermont. The troupe received numerous awards for its work including the Erasmus Prize of Amsterdam, Obie, President's Award of the Puppeteers of America and Governor's Award of Vermont.

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Scope and Content

The collection includes illustrated story scripts, handbills and performance programs, illustrated calendars and other related ephemera and publications.

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Bibliography

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Collection Inventory

Series I: Collection, undated, 1967-1988 

Box

Illustrated Performance Scripts and Other Storybooks 

BoxFolder

La Ballata Dei XIV Giorni di Masaniello, 1977 

1:1

Othello, 1978 

1:2

St. Francis Preaches to the Birds, 1978 [1982] 

1:3

Washerwoman Nativity, 1979 

1:4

Ah! Or The First Washerwoman Cantata, 1980 

1:5

This is, 1980 

1:6

La Necessite, [1980] 

1:7

The Rise of the Washerwoman Grace of New York City, 1981/1982 

1:8

The Sumpul River Massacre, 1981 

1:9

Diagonal Man, 1982 

1:10

L'Homme Diagonal, 1982 

1:11

The Story of One Who Set Out to Study Fear, 1982-1983 

1:12

Insurrection Opera No. 1: The End Falls Before the Beginning, 1983 

1:13

Hallelujah, 1983 

1:14

Bread, 1984 

1:15

Donkey Ride over Dexter Hill, 1984 

1:16

Josephine the Singer, ca. 1984 

1:17

The Nativity, Crucifixion and Resurrection of Oscar Romero of El Salvador, 1984 

1:18

Snow-Bakery, 1984 

1:19

Fisherman's Return, undated 

1:20

A Simple Farmer's Day, undated 

1:21

Publications 

BoxFolder

Handbills—includes “Short History of Bread and Puppet Theater” 

1:22

Bread and Puppet Newspapers, 1967-1970 

1:23-24

Illustrated Calendars, 1985, 1988 

1:25

Bread and Puppet Museum Publications, undated 

1:26

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