DOI: 10.5040/9781770917187.00000004
Scenes: 9. Roles: Male (4) , Female (5) , Neutral (0)

Two old friends become puppeteers, each performing with the same beloved folk characters, Franz and Schnitzel. Fipsi, ambitious and naive, aligns herself with the rule of government, the common good. Carl, headstrong and outspoken, is forced underground as his satirical shows parody the censorship and oppression of the common good. Based on the illegal puppet shows staged in Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia, Tinka's New Dress examines propaganda versus truth, compliance versus censorship and the collective society versus the individual.

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Playwrights Canada Press

Ronnie Burkett

ISBN: 9781770910850

Series: Playwrights Canada Press

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