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The Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms - LUTKA

For the last decade, the Slovenian puppetry profession has been experiencing a drastic deficiency in theoretical, scientific and historical discussion, presented in its own language, in the field of puppetry, as well as an increasingly alarming attitude of the public media towards puppet creation. Thus a first edition of the Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms– LUTKA was published with the support of the Slovenian Book Agency at the end of 2013.

Nevertheless, LUTKA is a publication boasting a long tradition, having first been published as far back as 1966 and then having been brought out under a series of changing editors’ names and at various intervals until 2000. Thus, after a 13-year pause, the journal is back among the lovers of puppet theatre. This time it has been conceived under the patronage of the Ljubljana Puppet Theatre and in collaboration with the two Slovenian associations UNIMA (International Union of the Marionette) and ULU (Puppetry Creators Institute). The journal has been edited by Ajda Rooss in collaboration by its editorial board, bringing together representatives of various nationally and internationally renowned puppet experts. Therefore, the main intention of LUTKAis to attempt – with its miscellaneous articles on the theory and history of puppet theatre, as well as on the tendenciesin modern puppetry –to fill in the topical gap in the field of Slovenian professional puppetry journalism.

Its first issue conceived with the support of the European project EPKE (European Puppetry Knowledge Exchange Project), which connects puppet technologists from various European theatres, is thematically focused on “the queen of puppets” – the marionette.


The Journal and the Book of Essays are available in the Sleepy Little Star Bookshop and at other major selling points around Slovenia.

Price: 7 EUR
The Journal for Puppetry Arts and Theatre of Animated Forms - LUTKA

A book of essays - YOUNG AUDIENCES

The Ljubljana Puppet Theatre is one of the founders of ASSITEJ Slovenia, Centre for Cultural Education in the Field of Performing Arts and member of the international ASSITEJ network, boasting 83 centres around the world. The bilingual book of essays Young Audiences was conceived in collaboration with ASSITEJ and LGL (Ljubljana Puppet Theatre) as a combination of theory, creative practice and pedagogical process.

The book of essays Young Audiences – Eight Essays on the Role of Theatre for Children and Young People in Contemporary Society was co-created by scientists, theatre makers, pedagogues and parents: Prof. Dr. Slavko Gaber, Prof. Dr. Ljubica Marjanovič Umek, Assist. Prof. Dr. Marjeta Mencin Čeplak, Prof. Dr. Milica Antić Gaber, Writer and Member of the Belgian Theatre Company Le Théâtre de la Guimbarde Gaëtane Reginster Maja Pelević, British Publicist David Wood, Stage Director Ivana Djilas, and the father of three sons Dino Bauk.


The Journal and the Book of Essays are available in the Sleepy Little Star Bookshop and at other major selling points around Slovenia.

Price: 8 EUR
A book of essays - YOUNG AUDIENCES
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