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Puppet

  • Object:

    Puppet

  • Place of origin:

    Great Britain (probably, made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1968-1969 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Waghorn, Elizabeth (designer)
    Coleclough, Beverley (carver)
    Howard-Jones, Nicola (carver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Carved and painted wood, sewn and stuffed fabric

  • Credit Line:

    Lanchester Collection

  • Museum number:

    S.1086-2011

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Puppet of an Old Man, for the show The Feast of Lanterns. This puppet is part of a fine set designed by Elizabeth Waghorn and carved by Beverley Coleclough and Nicola Howard-Jones. The Feast of Lanterns, written and directed by Richard Gill, toured widely for Polka in 1968-1969 and was one of the first plays to mix actors and puppets. The figures are carved in Jelutong.

Physical description

Puppet of an Old Man. Face in carved and painted wood, with applied hair and eyebrows in wool. Arms made of stuffed fabric, no hands. Puppet dress is in grey-green velveteen, with inside cotton lining, white. Silk lining inside sleeves. Upper part of the dress fastened with hooks made of green rope. Two patches sewn on the dress, with yellow and orange wool.

Place of Origin

Great Britain (probably, made)

Date

ca. 1968-1969 (made)

Artist/maker

Waghorn, Elizabeth (designer)
Coleclough, Beverley (carver)
Howard-Jones, Nicola (carver)

Materials and Techniques

Carved and painted wood, sewn and stuffed fabric

Dimensions

Height: 80 cm crown of the head to hem of the dress, Width: 93 cm width between outstretched sleeves

Descriptive line

Puppet of an old man, for the show The Feast of Lanterns, ca. 1968-1969

Materials

Wood; Fabric; Wool; Cotton; Velveteen; Silk

Techniques

Sewing; Carving; Stuffing

Categories

Entertainment & Leisure; Puppetry

Collection

Theatre and Performance Collection

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