Object ID
2008.2.18
Object Name
Puppet, Shadow
Title
Karaghiozi
Date Created
April 12, 2013, 1974
Alternative Name
Karaghiozi
Material
Cardboard
Object Entities
Mihopoulos, Signed (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
Cardboard template of karaghiozi with attached jointed arm with leather strap. The puppet has hinged legs and holes throughout. Has a big nose and bear feet.
Origin
Karaghiozi-He is a quick-witted, poor scoundrel. He speaks from his life experience. His appearance is marked by a hunched back, balding, and one arm shorter than the other. He often has a watering can as a prop. 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 12, 2013, 1974, National Hellenic Museum, https://collections.nationalhellenicmuseum.org/Detail/objects/7847. Accessed 10/28/21.