This Blog accompanies my class Miss Bronte Meets Miss Pym. There are graphics and photos, bliographies and lists of books in print. Included is information about related topics and The other Brontes, Shirley Jackson, Laura Ingalls Wilder and Susan Glapsell. Please visit often, and feel free to visit whether you are in my course or not.
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Summer is Nearly Here and Dolls Play a Big Role
Summer is approaching, with grass growing wildly, pools opening, and Memorial Day approaching. June 3d brings us another Rendezvous Auction from Theriault's, and many doll shows and events are under way. Read more below for ideas for summer reading and collecting.
Professor Kenneth Gross takes us on a tour of an amazing gallery of puppets in Rome, discusses puppetry, and takes a good hard look at a puppet classic in a serious of essays involving dolls and puppets you will not' want to put down.
Ancient dolls and puppetry play a role in Plato's "The Republic." If you haven't read Book VII of this classic, read it now and note the role that ancient puppets and shadow puppets played in Ancient Greece and elsewhere.
Uncanny dolls that go bump in the night, automatons, mechanical, and moving dolls inspire imagination and are immortalized in the film "Hugo" and the book "The Invention of Hugo Cabret." Look also for "The Highest Bid", which features an automaton.