Richard Bradshaw (puppeteer)

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Richard Bradshaw OAM (born 1938) is an internationally renowned Australian puppeteer.

Richard Bradshaw is a one time Artistic Director of the Marionette Theatre of Australia.[1] He is a shadow puppeteer who also writes for puppets.[2] In 2005, he was commissioned by Terrapin Puppet Theatre to write The Storyteller's Shadow: a Celebration of Hans Christian Andersen which toured around Tasmania, to Denmark and to Singapore and Malaysia. Jim Henson, a fellow puppeteer, featured the work of Bradshaw as part of a six-part television series on puppetry. His shadow puppets were used for animations and stories on Play School.[3][4][5]

Bradshaw was awarded the Order of Australia Medal for services to puppetry and the performing arts.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ A Complete Book of Puppet Theatre by David Currell, p.50
  2. ^ Performing Arts: A Guide to Practice and Appreciation by Michael Billington, p.160
  3. ^ http://www.abc.net.au/local/videos/2012/02/17/3433032.htm
  4. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YCxacnfD-qU&feature=youtu.be&t=20m13s
  5. ^ http://www.qt.com.au/news/puppets-shadows-in-a-different-light-for-kids/1803862/
  6. ^ www.itsanhonour.gov.au Order of Australia listing – Richard Bradshaw OAM

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