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Guide to the Beatrice Bernfeld Puppet Play Scripts and Stories
circa 1913-1995 (bulk, 1929-1940s?)
 MS 3202

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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Bernfeld, Beatrice, 1906-1997
Title: Beatrice Bernfeld puppet play scripts and stories
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1913-1995 (bulk, 1929-1940s?)
Abstract: Puppet play scripts and story texts, in English with some examples of Yiddish, assembled by Beatrice Bernfeld (1906–1997), a New York City children's librarian who performed them using eight figures she constructed of papier-mâché (now held by the New-York Historical Society Museum). Most plays are adaptions of traditional European folk and fairy tales, while the stories are drawn from well-known writers like Washington Irving, Lewis Carroll, and the Yiddish language authors I. L. Peretz and Sholem Aleichem.
Quantity: 0.41 Linear feet (34 folders in 1 document box)
Language: The documents in this collection are in English and Yiddish.
Call Phrase: MS 3202