File puptcrit/puptcrit.0606, message 24

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Date: Thu, 1 Jun 2006 19:25:25 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Magnetic Stage for a  puppet show?

>From: "Joe" <>
>Here is a completely different idea to achieve similar results.
Place each puppet on small stands, similar to doll holders.  Perhaps
with a poseable armature, and an easy way of releasing the puppet
from the stand.  This way you can manipulate the puppet while it is
in the stand, release the puppet in a pose, or just remove it from
the stand if the stand would get in the way.

Hi Joe. I've done that and seen it done. it works up to a point. The stand 
has to be accepted where it is, be it stationary or meaveable. It takes 
space and can be knocked over.
I've seen the best use of a stand-type system when puppets were leaning 
against something like furniture or a tree.  One easy way I've admired for 
its simple efficiency was the use of a black elastic that was attached to a 
couch. When the puppet needed to be manipulated on it (it used to slide on 
the smooth leather) they brought on it, and slid the leastic around its 
waist, in a subtle fashion.
you didn't even notice. and i,m not sazyingt hat because I made the puppets, 
I had nothing to do with the couch (had I known, the puppet would have 
stayed put).

The puppeteers were an integral part of the show, mind you. The concept was 
a trio of "waiters" in  chic restaurant recreating scenes of the lives of 
the dead puppets they found. Of course, you only realised that after each 
short number, when one of the assistants had to wrap the puppets in a body 
bag (which I made too, from dollar store clothes bags).

Mathieu René Créaturiste
Marionnettes, Masques, Etcetera...
Puppets, Masks, Etcetera...
(514) 274-8027 

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