The present Doodle observes Taiwanese puppeteer, teacher, and film entertainer Li Tien-lu, an adored craftsman who acquainted the world with the conventional hand puppetry of his country.
Tien-lu was an alluring image of Taiwanese personality who inhaled new life into the work of art of puppetry for more than 70 years.
Li Tien-lu was brought into the world on this day in 1910 in the Taiwanese capital of Taipei and took in puppetry from his dad when he was a youngster. He turned into an expert puppetry profession as a youthful youngster, and in his mid 20s he set up his own group: I Wan Jan.
Tien-lu united components like Peking drama and Taiwanese Beiguan music to make another type of glove puppetry called Wai Jiang Pai, and the company made incredible progress from the ’50s to the ’70s.
In 1973, a French researcher checked out Tien-lu’s art and requested him to show a couple from the researcher’s understudies. Before adequately long, Tien-lu had students from around the globe who thus carried worldwide notoriety to the craft of Taiwanese of puppetry.
He spent the remainder of his life venturing to every part of the globe to advance the artistic expression, and furthermore acted in movies like “The Puppetmaster” (1993), a biopic about his life.
To pay tribute to his masterful commitments, Tien-lu was respected as a “Living National Treasure” by the Taiwanese government, and in 1995 he was knighted by the French government.
Glad birthday, Li Tien-lu, and thank you for giving the endowment of Taiwanese puppetry to crowds the world over.
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