The authoress elucidates the most marked and most productive change in Slovak puppetry. In the 1990s and early 21st century, thanks to the convergence on the principles and methods of work of alternative theatres, 'Babkove divadlo na Razcesti' (At the Crossroads Puppet Theatre) in Banska Bystrica and 'Stare divadlo' (The Old Theatre) in Nitra managed to take the lead in theatrical life. Their production is largely characterized by team author creation, improvisation and by close contact with the audiences.
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