Friday, May 20, 2011

February Trip: Puppets

Guignol is the most famous puppet ever to have been created, and he was created in Lyon in 1908 by Laurent Mourguet. The creation of this puppet inspired the street theatre tradition that quickly bloomed across the city with Guignol and his many friends.

Monument to Guignol, Theatra Guignol, and Laurent Mourguet.

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Suffice to say, the city was awash in puppets.

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Even the local street art market carried the puppet theme into its works.

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