File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 211

Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] inner string technique
Date: Mon, 19 Sep 2005 11:59:14 -0400


My new book, Puppetry: A World History,  has pictures of three types  
of internal stringing: the Signoret system (picture on p. 49), a  
mechanical creche (picture on pi 232-33), and a puppet from the Hun  
Luong tradition in Thailand (picture on p, 48).  Unfortunately, you  
can't see the internal mechanisms in any of the pictures , but the  
Signoret and Thai pictures give some idea of how the system worked.  
In all three cases, all the strings ran inside the puppet's body and  
all emerged from one hole at the bottom.

I hope this helps.


On Sep 18, 2005, at 3:07 PM, Robert Rogers wrote:

> 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.
> Thanks,
> Robert Rogers
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