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Shari Lewis

American puppeteer and ventriloquist. The daughter of Abraham Hurwitz, the “Official Magician for the City of New York”, her well-connected father arranged for Shari Lewis to have lessons in magic and ventriloquism from notable contemporary performers

World Encyclopaedia of Puppetry Arts

Long term project, the World Encyclopedia of Puppetry Arts called “WEPA” or “EMAM” for Encyclopédie Mondiale des Arts de la Marionnette, has been created in order to preserve the heritage of puppetry arts while promoting the new trends. It offers 1272 articles written, translated and edited by 341 contributors, on puppet techniques, the major puppeteers and the history of puppets in several countries, etc. The project, managed by the UNIMA Publications and Communication Commission, is also available in French and Spanish.