Founding and early history
For a comprehensive history click on this link: https://wepa.unima.org/en/darcs-marionettes/
Aims and function
Impact on SA theatre, film, media and/or performance
1898: February 12, 1861: D'Arcs Marionettes delighted the Port Elizabeth public at the Port Elizabeth Opera House, with their fanosities (sic). "The diminutive artists evoked much merriment." First, the grand spectacular drama, The Babes in the Wood was performed followed by a grand concert by the Court Minstrels. Next was the pantomime of Bluebird. The show finished with a screaming harlequin.
Eastern Province Herald, January 8, 1898.
Go to the ESAT Bibliography
Return to South_African_Festivals
Return to The ESAT Entries
Return to Main Page