A Brief History of Puppetry:
Watch this brief video on the history of puppetry and fill out the sheet below. Be prepared to hand in your answers and share some of your thoughts with the rest of the class.
Although many people believe that puppets are a childish form of theatre, today, more and more theatre companies have begun to create adult themed puppetry shows. Puppets are thought to have originated over more than 3,000 years ago in India, Egypt and Greece. Ancient
puppet artifacts have been found in Egyptian tombs, and puppets are mentioned
in scripts found in the ruins of Ancient Greek cities.
Some form of puppetry exists in almost all cultures in different regions around the world.Throughout this unit, we will be looking at puppetry from: Japan, Indonesia, Europe, England, and North America.