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Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton

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Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father, one of America's earliest feminist male educators, to reach for the stars. Instead, she reached for shadows. In 1920s Beijing, she discovered shadow theatre (piyingxi), a performance art where translucent painted puppets are manipulated by highly trained masters to cast coloured shadows against an ...more
Hardcover, 232 pages
Published October 1st 2013 by McGill-Queen's University Press (first published January 1st 2013)
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Daniel
Jul 18, 2014 rated it really liked it
This review originally published in Looking For a Good Book. Rated 3.5 of 5

I knew nothing about Pauline Benton before reading this, but I've always had a fascination for puppetry of all sorts, so I thought that a biography of a puppeteer or puppet-master might be interesting. It is!

Author Grant Hayter-Menzies clearly has a deep appreciation for Benton's work and has done extensive research on Ms. Benton and the Red Gate Shadow Theatre puppetry company that Benton founded and toured with. He
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For a decade, Grant Hayter-Menzies has specialized in biographies of extraordinary women, publishing the first full length lives of stage and screen stars Charlotte Greenwood and Billie Burke, Chinese-American author Princess Der Ling, diarist Sarah Pike Conger, wife of the American ambassador to China and friend to the controversial Empress Dowager Cixi of China, Pauline Benton, the American-born ...more