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Pulling the Strings: Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection

While many today might primarily associate puppets with children's entertainment, puppetry has a long and rich history in theater traditions from around the world. Readers interested in learning more about this history may want to check out this digital exhibition from the Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection, part of the Rare Books and Special Collections of the McGill University Library in Montreal. Stearn, a Canadian puppeteer and historian of puppetry, assembled her extensive puppet collection "to be a comprehensive library on the puppet theatre with representative examples of puppets characteristic of different periods and countries." She subsequently donated her collection to McGill University in 1953, and the university has continued developing the collection in the decades since. This digital exhibition features 101 puppets, illustrations, and book excerpts curated from the more than 2,700 items in the Stearn Collection. Visitors can browse through the exhibition's six categories, which include Punch and Judy glove puppets, Commedia dell'arte string puppets, and shadow and rod puppets from China and Indonesia.
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July 19th, 2019
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July 16th, 2019 at 11:04am
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July 17th, 2019 at 8:53am
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