JAN ROMANOVSKY´S CREATION AGAINST THE BACKDROP OF IDEOLOGICAL TURNING POINTS (Tvorba Jana Romanovskeho v zrkadle ideologickych peripetii)
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The authoress deals with the personality of Jan Romanovsky, one of the founding fathers of modern Slovak puppet theatre. He was the organizer, manager and director of professional puppet theatre in Nitra and also the author of puppet theatre plays. Jan Romanovsky, following example of the Russian puppeteer Sergey Obrazcov, introduced a technique of Javanese rod puppets, i.e. wayang golek or javajky, being of Asian Java origin. This technique turned out to be the predominant way of controlling the puppet in Slovakia. The authoress analyses Romanovsky's theatrical texts, premiered under his direction in Nitra and gives an objective view on the role of Jan Romanovsky in the context of the Slovak puppet theatre development.
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