Monday, February 29, 2016

Exhibit of Puppets at Russell Library

A puppet character from The Mount Puppets' production of The Old Wives' Tale.
Puppets from the Ray Mount Collection at the Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry will be on display in the lobby case of the Russell Library March 1st through March 31st 2016 as part of Russell Library's participation in ArtFarm's Shakespeare 400, honoring the quatercentenary of William Shakespeare's death.

Ray and Betty Mount began their company in San Francisco in the early 1950's. In 1959, they moved to Branford, Connecticut, where they continued to perform their shows throughout the northeast.

Ray adapted The Old Wives' Tale by George Peele for the puppet stage in 1962, bringing it to schools and colleges in Connecticut and other states. The puppets and properties from The Old Wives Tales as well as some of those from their 1955 production of Rapunzel will be exhibited.

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