Bread and Puppet Theater.

(FRance): Productions d’aujourd’hui, 1969.  First edition.  12mo.  [28]-page booklet. Curious and rare publication containing some of the plays of the Bread and Puppet Theater. Peter and Elka Schumann founded The Bread & Puppet Theater in 1963 in New York City. It was active during the Vietnam War in anti-war protests, primarily in New York City. Many people remember it as central to the political spectacle of the time, as its enormous puppets (often ten to fifteen feet tall) were a fixture of many demonstrations.  The Bread & Puppet Theater operates under what they call the “Why Cheap Art” Manifesto. This a principle that states art should be accessible to the public, not “a privilege of museums & the rich.” The theater is quoted as claiming: “art is not a business.” Bread & Puppet productions are free or paid for by donation.  A very good copy in stapled wrappers.  Not recorded in WorldCat.



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