Welcome to the PIR Review

Puppetry International Research Review is the world’s first and only global, interdisciplinary academic journal in English dedicated solely to puppetry and the allied areas of masks, performing objects, and material performance.

Current Issue

  • Women in Indian Puppetry: Negotiating Traditional Roles and New Possibilities

    Women in Indian Puppetry: Negotiating Traditional Roles and New Possibilities

    Indian puppetry, long a formidable art playing a central role in religious rituals and village life, is caught up today in India’s seismic economic and cultural shifts. Many traditional forms languish on the verge of extinction, having long ago lost their audiences to film and television, often staying afloat by appealing to global interests (tourist…

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  • Tales from the Dead. Miyagi’s Antigone at the Armory

    Tales from the Dead. Miyagi’s Antigone at the Armory

    Every semester I delight in showing my large Introduction to Theatre class at Hunter College a range of images drawn from innumerable productions of Sophocles’ Antigone. It is a quick and relatively reliable way of bringing home to first-time theatregoers the fact that a play, though relatively fixed in its text, can continue to be…

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