|Artist unknown. Devil, 19th century|
|Karel Kobrle, Faustus, Kaspar and two devils on an Ales's Family|
Theater stage, manufactured in 1913.
|Petr Matasek, Devil, 2001|
|Petr Matasek, Devilyn, 2001|
|Olivia, 1995 execution of 1925 drawings by|
|Zdenek Hajduch, puppets for The Happy Prince, 2005.|
|Robert Smolik, figures from Seven Ravens, 2001.|
Another artist in 2003 made a revolving stage with figures for performances of the fairytale of Hansel and Gretel. Again, the artistry is great and the carving is beautiful. It is rhythmical and precise, by the manner is rough. The handling of the material itself "sets the stage" for the beloved story of innocence and power claimed.
Strings Attached is an art show giddy with an abundance of beautiful material, but it is also a show about stagecraft. While one misses the action and longs to sit and laugh or cry over the multitude of stories inherent in the three galleries, the compensation is the fascinating opportunity to glimpse playmakers' decisions about styling, costuming, and even about set design. It's a rare, multifaceted, and absorbing show. It's wonderful: full of wonders.
|Vignette from 2009 film Toys in the Attic. Stop-action animation, drawn animation, and live action.|
Features voices of Forest Whittaker, Joan Cusak, and Cary Elwes.