double #35

Summary

The simultaneously difficult and fruitful relationship between figures/objects and language was, and still is, a reason to enquire into the aesthetic qualities of puppet and object theatre. Hence the articles in this edition deal with themes like the performing potentials inherent in the “incongruence” between puppets and language, with dramaturgical frictions when dealing with narrative texts, animated material and puppets, and with the challenge of writing for a “Kasper” ensemble. There is also a published text of a play by Christoph Bochdansky. Aspects of language attainment and a discussion on working with several languages on stage open up the theme area for socio-cultural aspects of object theatre.