File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 209

Subject: RE: [Puptcrit] inner string technique
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 06:59:29 -0500

I'm not sure if this is the same company you are talking about but I once 
saw puppets with dowel rods for arms. The elbows and shoulders were eye 
screws. Then there were eye screws along the side of the arms for strings to 
run through. Each arm had two strings. Pulling one string would make the arm 
go  straight out to the side. Pulling on the other would make the arm bend 
at the elbow and the upper arm would move forward. The strings went down 
through the puppets body to the control. The control was made out of more 
dowel rods. There were four dowel rods the operated like keys on a piano.

I happen to be building a puppet that was inspired by this idea, but because 
this is a large puppet, I'm only putting one string on each arm.


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>From: "Robert Rogers" <>
>To: <>
>Subject: [Puptcrit] inner string technique
>Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 15:07:06 -0400
>I am wondering if anyone has information which describes (or illustrates) 
>the inner stringing technique used by the Obraztsov company (I'm assuming 
>it involves strings).  If you don't know what I'm referring to, think of 
>rod puppets that have no rods attached to their hands, but mechanisms that 
>run through their wrists, elbows and shoulders.
>Robert Rogers
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