File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 115


Date: Mon, 12 Sep 2005 14:44:07 -0700
To: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Break A String


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At 08:58 AM 9/12/2005, you wrote:

>So my question is, does "break a string" have a similar puppetry history
>beyond imitating the live actor "break a leg" superstition?
>
>inquiring minds want to...
>
>
>Michael John Moynihan
>        Visual/Performing/Media Artist & Educator
>~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~ ~

Didn't know about the origins of "Break a leg."  Interesting.  At 
Aniforms, we used to say "Break a thumb." to wish each other good 
luck, as the thumb was the main mouth control on our live animation 
producing puppets.

On our black light puppetry stages, one of our performers referred to 
the black strips of material that hid the florescent tubes from the 
audience's sight as "teasers" and "tormentors."  I never knew which 
were which, or whether that came from regular stage work or not.


-Bob Stone
www.serious-comedy.com 
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