File puptcrit/puptcrit.0509, message 69

Date: Wed, 7 Sep 2005 08:42:19 EDT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Dwiggins

In a message dated 9/7/05 2:24:33 AM, writes:

> To cast a shadow over Dwiggins' talent by considering that marionettes of
> today - which are often bigger than his - would be too heavy if they were
> similarly carved out of wood is silly.=A0 It's not the material they were=20made out
> of that people admire, it's the way they were carved.=A0 And to worry about
> their weight in a suitcase and the possible extra fee it would cost to send them
> on a plane has nothing to do with art.

   My remarks were for those who might want to actually make a living with
puppetry today.   Go ahead and make heavy wood carved marionettes that weight
10-12 pounds each.   It's your choice.    Then try to tour with them.

 I did it in my 20s, but it tears up the back after a few years...   And
touring the world via airlines is different today, or haven't you noticed? =20
FWIW..Jim Gamble
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