The diorama is 2.4 m wide, 1 m deep and 1.2 m high and depicts a story from Karafiát’s book Trnka often worked with. After his studies in 1936, he founded the Wooden Theatre, where he staged three plays which he directed, with two of them being from the life of Fireflies. He also illustrated the book twice. Trnka got a binding commitment for the international exhibition in February 1939 at the last minute before the overseas trip.
The puppets represent fireflies, ladybugs, grasshoppers, and snails. Besides the wedding couple with bridesmaids and the registrar, the scene also includes a choir, band, grasshopper-drawn carriage, and a Firefly family with children. The diorama is glassed and lit.
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