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The Little People Arrive

Series

Series Name
Eve And Everybody’s Film Review

Issue

Issue No.
564
Date Released
24 Mar 1932
Stories in this Issue:
  1. 1Bath Time!
  2. 2Just - Hats - Up to the minute
  3. 3The Little People Arrive
  4. 4Youth and Flexibility
  5. 5The Scene Changeth

Story

Story No. within this Issue
3 / 5
Summary
NoS Summary - Backstage at a puppet show version of Midsummer Night’s Dream.
British Pathe synopsis: Men and women prepare their puppets for the show. "One magic touch and Puck lives for a brief spell." reads an intertitle. C/U of a puppet all crumpled up. The strings are lifted and Puck comes to life. C/U from low angle of the woman operating the puppet. C/U of the puppet moving. "Titiana, Oberon, the Fairy King - all come to life under the deft hands behind the curtain." M/S of the show - performed in front of a curtain. Various shots of the puppets. Shots of the puppet operators moving the puppets around the stage. High angle showing the puppeteers having fun with the show. "Little people - yet fascinating artists", explained Miss Van Volkenburg, their creator - " M/S of the puppets’ creator. She sits beside the stage, the puppets begin to fly towards her as if by magic! She talks to and plays with the puppets. She shakes hands with them.
Keywords
Performing arts
Written sources
Pathe Inventory File   Tin No.239
British Pathe Database 1997   Reference No.EP239
National Film Archive Catalogue
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