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Summer 2010 Volume 61, No. 4

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

COVER STORY:  THREE FESTIVALS

2 Port City Puppet Festival (Wilmington, NC) –Elise Handelman

4 Puppetry in the Land of Lincoln (Springfield, IL) – Tih Penfil

6 Puppet-O-Rama (Seattle, WA)– Alan Cook 

FEATURE ARTICLES

12 Into the Shop:  Thermoplastics, by Gail Trottier

15 The Simpich Showcase:  An Art Center for All Seasons, by David Simpich

19 John Tartaglia’s “Imaginocean,” reviewed by Anna Vargas

20 Carnival of the Animals: Re-Inventing a Symphonic Classic, by Kevin Menegus

22 Keeper of the Classics:  An Interview with Doug Preis, by Steve Meltzer

29 Living in a Fairy Tale World, by Randal Metz

COLUMNS

8 A Bob’s Eye View, by Bob Nathanson

9 Scene East, by Steve Abrams

10 Scene West, by Beth Fernandez

11 Scene Between, by Monica Leo

14 At Large, compiled by Paul Eide  (continued on page 28)

IN MEMORIAM

26 Allen Swift, by Kevin Butler

27 Pat Latshaw, by Steve Abrams, Jody Wren, Paul Eide

PLAYBOARD JULY-AUGUST 2010, edited by Fred Thompson

33-36

ADVERTISERS

32 Al Fisher,  plans for portable stage

Inside Front Cover:   Folkmanis, Technigraphics,  Henson Foundation

Inside Back Cover:  Puppetry Store

COVER

Among the several puppetry festivals and conferences held this summer were four Puppeteers of America Regional Festivals:  Southeast Region, Great Lakes Region, and Pacific Northwest Region.   The Great Plains Regional occurred too late to appear in this issue, but will be covered in the Fall issue.

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