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Neville Tranter (1955, Toowoomba, Qld.) completed his drama studies with the US director Robert Gist in Queensland in 1976, having also trained with the Billbar Puppet Theatre. He founded the Stuffed Puppet Theatre the same year. After the Stuffed Puppet Theatre had taken part in the Festival of Fools in Amsterdam in 1978, Neville Tranter moved from Australia to the Netherlands, where his visual and emotional adult puppet theatre developed to assume its present form.
His combination of down to earth humour, deadly seriousness and virtuoso puppetry, often using life size talking puppets, won him international acclaim.
He received international praise with Schicklgruber, alias Adolf Hitler, about the last days of Hitler and his entourage, and Molière, about finding a balance between artistic freedom and financial necessities.
Neville Tranter also has worked as a director, most recently he has directed operas in Switzerland and France.

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