List of abstracts for the IV International HCA conference - Hans Christian Andersen between children's literature and adult literature
Hans Christian Andersen in Puppet Theatre
Puppet theatre art has a long-standing tradition in Bulgaria, being recognized as one of the most popular ways to acquaint children with world drama and literature standards, both classical and modern. The proposed topic would allow me to share my personal experience and observations on the interpretation of Andersen's tales through the means of puppet theatre, as well as on their effect on the children's audience. More specifically, I plan to focus on two titles which have been present in the repertoire of the Rousse Puppet Theatre for different periods: The Ugly Duckling, and The Princess and the Pea.
Indeed, two centuries after his birth, the spirit of this great writer is still alive, and his deeply humane wisdom has never ceased to touch children's hearts. The magic of puppet theatre is a powerful mediator in the process, for the puppet stage is a place where miracles really happen, an intersection of literature, living word, music and dance which provides vast opportunities for the cultivation of both traditional and modern human values.
artistic and administrative director of
the Rousse Puppet Theatre, Rousse, Bulgaria