Pup­petry Re­vival

Slogan - - Readers’ Thoughts - Ana Taw­fiq Hu­sain, Karachi.

Pup­petry is a unique form of theatre. It car­ries cen­turies of tra­di­tion and rich his­tory and is re­garded as an an­cient art. It had a dis­tinct po­si­tion in An­cient Egyp­tian, Greek and Sub-Sa­ha­ran African tra­di­tions and has un­der­gone a num­ber of changes. The ef­forts of Pak­istan’s Na­tional Pup­pet Theatre to re­vive this an­cient art to its orig­i­nal form is worth com­men­da­tion. Pak­istani Pup­pet Theatre has used as its themes such top­ics as Earth­quake Vic­tims Day, Kash­mir Sol­i­dar­ity Day, Pak­istan Day Cel­e­bra­tions and In­de­pen­dence Day Cel­e­bra­tions. This form of theatre pro­vides un­der­stand­ing to chil­dren on so­cio-eco­nomic and health re­lated is­sues in a light-hearted and en­gag­ing man­ner. This dy­ing art form must be re­vived in or­der to keep the tra­di­tions and cul­ture of Pak­istan alive.

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