File puptcrit/puptcrit.0607, message 262

Date: Wed, 26 Jul 2006 16:39:44 -0700 (PDT)
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Swazzle Tales & striped paint

The Swazzle is this Kazoo-like device that the performer has in their
mouth, it's what gives Punch that distinctive buzzy voice.

I shall now let those with more knowledge than the above weigh in.


> Alan Cook Wrote:
> First: I have heard ALL the swazzle tales related on puptcrit, and they
> seem
> possible. As to reusing a swazzle, I thought the metal was recycled, the
> tape replaced.
> Certain accidents (ie: swallowing a swazzle) CAN occur in more than one
> person's life.
> My question:
> Being New to puppetry I must confess I am alarmed- what is a "swazzle"? Am
> I
> likely to swallow one without knowing?
> Also re; striped paint, we used to send our actors to find right handed
> hammers and don't you know they started making ergonomic right handed
> hammers?
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