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The Dwiggins marionettes : a complete experimental theatre in miniature, by Dorothy Abbe

Label
The Dwiggins marionettes : a complete experimental theatre in miniature
Title
The Dwiggins marionettes
Title remainder
a complete experimental theatre in miniature
Statement of responsibility
by Dorothy Abbe
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"William Addison Dwiggins: type designer, calligrapher, typographer, illustrator, and writer - his name is among the foremost contributors to the printing arts. But, save for an occasional engraving, none of these professional activities gave him the opportunity to work with wood, a medium he had loved from early boyhood. And so it was that an experimental marionette theatre provided an outlet not only for his talent for wood carving, but for other lines of creative activity as well. His theatre was 'experimental' in the sense that his interest lay not particularly in marionettes, but in the mechanical and artistic problems involved in making them. Dwiggins' Experimental Theatre was strictly avocational, engaging his attention for perhaps a dozen years -- a highly productive period during which he was occupied with some of his most important professional work. Despite this fact, he brought to the new undertaking his customary perfection of execution which made an art of his unique conception of marionettes." -- Foreword
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Abbe, Dorothy
Dewey number
791.5/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
LC call number
PN1978.U6
LC item number
A63
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1880-1956
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Dwiggins, W. A.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Dwiggins, W. A.
  • Marionettes
  • Puppets
Label
The Dwiggins marionettes : a complete experimental theatre in miniature, by Dorothy Abbe
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes a facsimile reproduction (pages [207]-219) of W.A. Dwiggins' Marionette in motion, published in 1939
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first theatre : Point five Irving Street -- Author's note -- WAD in 1955 -- Foreword -- Comment from a puppeteer -- In the Dwiggins' living room -- Theatre ticket, 0.5 I. S. -- Point five Irving Street -- The house number at 30 Leavitt Street -- The Dwiggins' home -- Point five Irving Street -- The interior of point five Irving Street -- An elegant stove -- A hand-stenciled fabric -- A Christmas lampshade -- The backstage area -- Notices -- The curtain mechanism -- Dressing rooms -- The sketch for the proscenium -- The proscenium of the first marionette theatre -- The program for The mystery of the blind beggarman
Control code
ocm00098487
Dimensions
36 cm
Extent
xix, 232 pages, [22] leaves of color plates
Lccn
70086956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00098487
Label
The Dwiggins marionettes : a complete experimental theatre in miniature, by Dorothy Abbe
Publication
Note
Includes a facsimile reproduction (pages [207]-219) of W.A. Dwiggins' Marionette in motion, published in 1939
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The first theatre : Point five Irving Street -- Author's note -- WAD in 1955 -- Foreword -- Comment from a puppeteer -- In the Dwiggins' living room -- Theatre ticket, 0.5 I. S. -- Point five Irving Street -- The house number at 30 Leavitt Street -- The Dwiggins' home -- Point five Irving Street -- The interior of point five Irving Street -- An elegant stove -- A hand-stenciled fabric -- A Christmas lampshade -- The backstage area -- Notices -- The curtain mechanism -- Dressing rooms -- The sketch for the proscenium -- The proscenium of the first marionette theatre -- The program for The mystery of the blind beggarman
Control code
ocm00098487
Dimensions
36 cm
Extent
xix, 232 pages, [22] leaves of color plates
Lccn
70086956
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, facsimiles, portraits
System control number
(OCoLC)00098487

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