Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton

Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton by Grant Hayter-Menzies The remarkable career of the American woman who became the world’s first female master of Chinese shadow theatre. The author will be launching the book on November 9, 2013 at the Seattle Asian Art Museum. Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father,Continue reading “Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton”

Chinese Shadow Puppets at Seattle Art Museum

Nov. 7, 2013, 7-9pm at the Seattle Art Museum, Stimson auditorium Grant Hayter Menzies speaks on Pauline Benton, who learned shadow puppetry in Beijing, went on to tour in the U.S. and became a champion of this cultural tradition. Held in connection with his new book Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton. TheContinue reading “Chinese Shadow Puppets at Seattle Art Museum”