Thursday, November 15, 2007

Your Favorite Book -- Now in Toy Theater

Another Les Figues Auction Donation—Make Your Own Tiny Spectacle, a lesson by Susan Simpson

Susan writes, "Toy Theater or Paper Theater was a popular means of staging dramatic spectacles in Victorian parlors. It was all the rage in homes across Europe and the U.S. As children, Oscar Wilde and Jane Austen, Laurence Olivier and Orson Welles all delighted in re-enacting their favorite literary works and hit dramas by staging them in two dimensions on a miniature proscenium stage that looked something like this...













Eventually, the small box in the living room was replaced by another, the television; and toy theater became outmoded. But now you can bring it back. You can make your own toy theater production and entertain your friends in your parlor with miniature performance of your literary favorites. Just imagine Dies: A Sentence the Toy Theater version.

Join Susan Simpson for a lesson and build a toy theater production of your own.


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