The magazine “Loutkář” is the first and oldest professional magazine of its type in the world. It is being published since 1912 up to this date with the exception of the war years. It is a living chronicle of the Czech puppet theatre and is meant for professional puppeteers, amateurs, teachers – actually for all those who are interested in the puppet theatre. The magazine “Loutkář” popularizes puppetry as an integral part of theatrical art. Its contents covers theoretical as well as historical studies, portraits of significant personalities as welll as ensembles from the past as well as of the present, debates, reviews, information on activities in the world of puppetry here as well as abroad. It has an English resume and is issued six times per year with a volume of 48 pages. The price of one issue is 50 Kc, the yearly subscription is 240 Kc.