The Soldier´s Tale

Elsi Giauque (1900-1989), the great Swiss textile artist, was, together with her husband, the painter Fernand Giauque (1895-1973), also a protagonist of the puppet theatre. The Soldier´s Tale (L´histoire du soldat)  by Charles Ferdinand Ramuz (1878-1947) was played in the puppet theatre to music by Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971) with puppets made by them. It was one of their most remarkable achievements. On the occasion of its 100th anniversary, the museum presents the beautiful puppets of the time, which were used at the premiere in 1918 in Lausanne.