Bread and Puppet Theatre was founded in 1961 by Peter Schumann, who regarded bread and theatre as equally sacramental and distributed home-made bread to the audiences. The type of work presented was close to performance art and visual impact was all-important, not least in the use of huge puppets (up to twenty feet high). Anti-materialist in spirit, Schumann’s presentations were often in the open air.
Notable productions were:
A Man Says Goodbye to His Mother(1968),
The Cry of the People for Meat (1969),
A Monument for Ishi(1975)
Ave Maris Stella (1978).
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