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ERIC Number: EJ774499
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Apr
Pages: 1
Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0031-7217
A Small Space of Sanity
Terkel, Studs
Phi Delta Kappan, v87 n8 p617 Apr 2006
Schoolchildren should learn all they can about the people who stood up for humanity against the war-makers and the powerful. In this article, the author suggests that students should learn Burr Tillstrom, one of the geniuses of early television, who created the Kuklapolitans and the show "Kukla, Fran, and Ollie." They were puppets, little rags that came to life in Burr's hands: Ollie was the one-toothed dragon; Buelah Witch, the outspoken and independent feminist who always refused to ride her broom sidesaddle; and Kukla, the round-headed enigma. The Kuklapolitans lived in this world, but they created a small space of sanity within it--humane, tender, gentle, filled with humor and good will.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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