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Religious Studies Department Events


Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Bunraku Japanese Puppetry Demonstration

HSS 225

Bunraku master Martin Holman will give a lecture and demonstration of Japan's traditional form of puppetry.

Bunraku puppets typically stand four feet tall and are manipulated by two or three puppeteers. The plots for the plays can be very complex, usually focusing on the intrigues and romances of samurai and courtesans. Mr. Holman was one of the first Americans to be trained in this art form. The Bunraku Bay Puppet Theater that he founded performs in top venues around the United States.

All are welcome