The History of Marionettes by Brian Hull

What can we learn from an old art form? In an age of innovation, what may seem like an archaic form of storytelling continues to thrive in the heart of Nashville. The art of marionette puppetry, dating back to the Egyptians in 2000 B.C., continues to bring imaginations to life. Holding the largest collection of marionette puppets in the nation latin back to 1938, the Nashville Public Library delights and reengages over 10,000 children each year with the power of story. Enjoy a short performance by Brian Hull of Wishing Chair Productions, a troupe of puppeteers that is actively engaged in celebrating the unique history of marionettes.

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