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- A Place & Date Used Melbourne, Australia
Puppet - Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre, Perikletos Reg. No: SH 911490
- This puppet did not form part of the Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre, but belongs to another form of puppet theatre, the technique of which Dimitri Katsoulis is not familiar. Dimitri bought the puppet in Monastiraki (where there are many second hand stores in Athens). Dimitri does not know when, where or who made it. Dimitri Katsoulis migrated to Australia in 1974 to escape a regime that repressed Greek artists. He had trained in Greece with theatre and film companies as an actor and technician. A master of the traditional Greek shadow puppet theatre, his performances explored contemporary issues such as the isolation of migrant women and children. Unable to obtain funding and support, he returned to Greece in 1991, leaving his entire collection to the people of Victoria. It includes 32 shadow puppets and around 170 props, set backdrops and technical tools and stage equipment. Dimitri has since returned to Melbourne and assists the Museum to continue to document this rich art form within both local and international contexts.
Information supplied by Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre master Dimitri Katsoulis, 2007.
- A hand puppet representing a man with a bright pink face, one blind eye, black hair and a black moustache, of which one end is upturned. He wears a red, pointed hat with a yellow tassel and a short jacket of very worn red velvet and pink brocade over an off-white cotton garment. The jacket has been extensively repaired.
|Dimensions:||37.00 cm (Width), 73.00 cm (Length)|
|Tagged with:||cultural maintenance, greek communities, greek immigration, working life|
|Themes this item is part of:||Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre - Dimitri Katsoulis, Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre - Lighting Technology, Greek Shadow Puppet Theatre - History, Cultural Diversity Collection, Migration Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection|
|Primary Classification:||CULTURAL IDENTITY|
|Secondary Classification:||Ethnicity - Creative Practice|
|Place & Date Made:||Greece, 1940-1960|
|Date Purchased:||Mr Dimitri Katsoulis, Greece|
|Place & Date Used:||Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 1940-1960|
|References:||http://www.cv.vic.gov.au/#; Malkin, Michael, R. Traditional and Folk Puppets of the World, A.S. Barnes & Co., Inc., N.J., 1977; Simmen, Rene, The World of Puppets, Elsevier, Phaidon, London, 1975; Hogarth, Ann & Bussell, Jan, Fanfare for Puppets!, David & Charles Publishers Ltd, USA, 1985; Yayannos, A & Ar and Dingli, J. The World of Karaghiozis, 1976|
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