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Fall 2009 Volume 61, No. 1

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

COVER STORY

2 The Puppets of Sesame Street: 40 Amazing Years, edited by Paul Eide

ARTICLES

6 The Little Theatre That Could: Celebrating 35 Years of the Puppet Showplace Theatre, by Kathleen Conroy Mukwashi and Ben Henry
10 Like a Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: The Fascinating Development of International Contemporary Shadow Theatre, by Rainer Reusch
12 Puppets & Pandemonium: The Story of Puppeteer Pat Platt, Plentiful Gourds, and the Puppet Playhouse, by Randal Metz and told by Pat Platt
15 The Puppets of La Mancha: Oregon Shakespeare Festival Brings Puppetry to the Elizabethan Stage, by Christine Papalexis and Lynn Jeffries
17 Collaboration That WORKS - The Gogol Project: Designing and Building Puppets for the Rogue Arts Ensemble Production, by J. Greg Veneklasen
20 Mr. Punch: Rogue Artists Ensemble's Collaborative Style Pays Dark Dividends, by Don Kruszka
23 The Luxury of Laughter: The Life and Art of Wayland Flowers and Madame, a Documentary by Thom Fountain

COLUMNS

25 A Bob’s-Eye View • Breakdown, by Bob Nathanson
26 Scene West • Happenings on the West Coast , by Beth Fernandez
27 Scene Between • Potlatch and other Midwest events , by Monica Leo
28 Scene East • Shows in New York and Philadelphia , by Steve Abrams
30 At Large: Ronnie Burkett Award, Tony Urbano Puppets on Ebay, Center for Puppetry Arts, Arlyn Awards, Steve Meltzer

BOOKS

24 An East Anglican Odyssey: The Story of the DaSilva Puppet Company, by Chris Abbot; reviewed by Peter Allen

IN MEMORIAM

6 Pady Blackwood, Leo Velleman, Gigi Sandberg, Norma Bigler

PLAYBOARD NOVEMBER-DECEMBER 2009, edited by Fred Thompson

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PUPPETEERS OF AMERICA BUSINESS

5 Post Office Circulation Report
29 POA Financial Statement

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