Object ID
2008.2.6
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Dionysius
Date Created
April 11, 2013, 1965 – 2001
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Medium
Paint
Material
Polycarbonate
Object Entities
Louvrie, Demetra (created by)
Manzara, Thianda (is related to)
Louvrie, Demetra (is related to)
Katses, John (is related to)
Kefalopoulos, George (is related to)
Gazepidis, Frixos (is related to)
Object Description
Male figure with black hair and pointed beard, brown coat with tails, white shirt, gray vest, brown plaid pants and brown boots
Origin
Dionysius-Introduced by Mimaros. He represents the fantasy of the elite. He is polite, well-spoken, pretends to be rich and has much luck with women. His character is linked to the islands. Character description from Warmoes, V. Karaghiozi Shadow Theater. MA Thesis, Concordia University (Montreal, Canada, 1989) citing Ioanou, G. 1971. Karaghiosis, Vol. A (Athens: Ermis 1971). (http://spectrum.library.concordia.ca/3555/1/ML56049.pdf) Thianda Manzara (daughter) donated the puppets and accessories from the estate of Demetra Louvrie (1931-2001). Louvrie studied with her great-uncle John Katses (Halsted Street cafe performer),l George Kefalopoulos (radio host), and Frixos Gazepidis. Louvrie taught and presented shows of Karaghiozi puppeteering throughout Illinois.
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Citation
Puppet, Shadow, April 11, 2013, 1965 – 2001, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7835. Accessed 03/01/21.