The life and death and life and death of Frank

Frost, J. (2018) The life and death and life and death of Frank. In: Performance Lecture Series: Dr Frankenstein's Monster Reborn, 25 Jan - 8 Feb 2018, Sidney Cooper Gallery.

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Abstract

In this performance lecture I will explain and demonstrate how a life-size puppet made for a one-off performance in 2006 was resurrected for the Canterbury Players production of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow in Oct 2017. I will contextualise this by referring to my published article on animation and puppetry ‘Jan Svankmajer: Film as Puppet Theatre’ (Animation Studies, Vol.11) and to my current PhD research on animal guising traditions in folk theatre. It is a talk about the animation of dead stuff as if it is living … but dead. Why is the puppet called Frank? I don’t even remember. You can ask him yourself but he won’t answer because a) he is not a ventriloquist’s dummy b) he is dead.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Subjects: P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1560 The performing arts. Show business
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > Centre for Practice-Based Research in the Arts
Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Media Art and Design
Depositing User: Mr James Frost
Date Deposited: 22 Mar 2018 09:35
Last Modified: 22 Mar 2018 09:35
URI: https://create.canterbury.ac.uk/id/eprint/17126

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