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Rosalynde Stearn Puppet Collection
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This portion of the collection contains 2714 books and periodicals from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries on the puppet theatre in various European languages as well as scripts for puppet plays.


An eighteenth-century puppet of Brighella, a character from the Commedia dell'Arte. Of the simpler kind of string puppet, held from above by a vertical iron rod (or thick wire) hooked to an eyelet on top of the head; a rod or string to the right hand (in this case, both hands). From a Paris puppet theatre of 1760.

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