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marionette by Antonin Muller and Michaela Bartonova

American “Royal Marionettes,” from the Paul McPharlin Puppetry Collection (Detroit Institute of Arts, June 29, 2011 to Jan. 1, 2012). Artists and puppeteers lke Walter Deaves, Daniel Meader, and others followed a tradition of marionette theatre that came to America in the 1870s through English puppeteers. These puppets were part of large troupes that performed in music halls and vaudeville theaters around the world in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. These large-scale marionettes…

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