PuppetIn some parts of the world, today is the Book Day. The coincidence of the Christian Fest of Saint George in countries like Catalonia or England, and ephemeries like the death of William Shakespeare or Miguel de Cervantes, in Spain, makes April 23rd a very special day. Besides, Spring seems to be a good time for books and readings —that is possibly why March 1st was declared World Book Day. However, many books about puppets recently came out. One of the most celebrated ones is ‘Puppet. An Essay on Uncanny Life’, by Kenneth Gross (October 2011). Through more than 200 pages, this book focuses on puppets as a metaphore of life and its symbols, by giving examples of different traditions, techniques and shapes, from Punch & Judy to the far East shadow theatres, crossing though the avantgarde forms.

You can read articles about this book at the New York Times website or at the University of Chicago site.

The Puppetring team would like to know more suggestions or opinions from its readers, and… Have a happy Book Day!