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Tauber's Puppet Players

1932 - ?

Founded by Harry Tauber

Tauber's Puppet Players was founded in Vancouver in 1932 after the arrival of Harry Tauber. The group put on exhibitions of The Witch Doctor and Petrouchka at the Vancouver Art Gallery in 1932. Tauber had arrived in Vancouver to lecture on art and metaphysics at the Vanderpant Galleries on Robson Street. He later became one of the three founding Art Directors of the B.C. College of Art, along with F.H. Varley and J.W.G. Macdonald.

Members of the Puppet Players were listed on a poster:
      Lilias Farley
      Ernva Willard
      Beatrice Lennie
      Ellen Harris
      M.A. Williams
      Jean Brown
      Rudy Engel
      Leslie Planta
      Director Harry Tauber


1932 VAG The Witch Doctor
1932 VAG Petrouchka


VANCOUVER: ART AND ARTISTS 1931 - 1983; various authors
      1983, ISBN 0-920095-00-3, 440 pages; Vancouver Art Gallery
      List of works; artists' biographies; credits; no index (see partial index)
      Poster for Tauber's Puppet Players illustrated with players names listed, page 57.


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