Thursday, 18 September 2014

Raree men

Today whilst pottering around Exeter I came across an amazing thing.

It was described to me as a contraption both theatre, puppet-show, peep show, new flash and fore-runner to cinema. Sadly technical difficulties meant there wasn't time for me to see it in action, but somehow that still managed to fire up my imagination. 

Thank you to Tony Lidington for taking the time to explain some of the history of the raree men, who once toured the land bringing the news through puppetry...what an idea! 

I need to go away and do more reading about this...