Performing Arts Collection
Puppetry
Puppetry
The creativity of Australian puppetry is documented through the extensive Handspan Theatre Collection, along with items relating to the work of J.F. Ley, Joan and Betty Raynor, Pilgrim Puppet Theatre and Polyglot Puppet Theatre. The puppetry collection is also home to a unique cast of well-known characters including Ossie Ostrich from Hey, Hey, It’s Saturday and Claude the Crow from Shirl’s Neighbourhood.
Australian Children's Theatre
Material from the Joan and Betty Rayner Collection regarding Australian Children Theatre; Awards, flyers, news clippings, photographs, programmes, scrapbooks, scripts. Theatre 1930s - 1970s
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Chapman, William
Collection holdings include news clippings, programmes, sketches. Ventriloquism / Elocution 1905 - 1920.
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Handspan Theatre
Handspan Theatre is best known for resurrecting traditional puppetry techniques and exploring new forms of theatrical expression via visual imagery. Collection holdings include an extensive archive of administration and business files, news clippings, photographs, puppets, production files, programmes. Theatre / Puppetry 1977 - 2002.
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Ley, J.F.
Collection holdings include scripts, promotional material, photographs, marionettes, hand puppets. Puppetry 1940s - 1960s.
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Marionette Theatre of Australia - Peter Scriven and the Tintookies
Collection holdings include photographs, programmes, slides. Theatre / Puppetry 1952 - 1969.
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Pilgrim Puppet Theatre
Collection holdings include news clippings, photographs, puppets. Theatre / Puppetry 1970s - 1980s.
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Polyglot Puppet Theatre
Rod puppets and hand puppets from the production The Good Friend and Star Child Goes Bush
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