File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 110

Date: Thu, 14 Dec 2006 14:52:22 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] My show in Watchung NJ tomorrow

MJM: >>> As to the art of "breaking legs":

I would imagine that most thespians are familiar with the traditional 
term and the long standing superstition.
For some reason, at our last production with rod puppets the phrase 
"break a stick" was floating around.

And that reminds me, I know an amazing puppeteer who breaks the 3/16 
inch dowels I use for for hand controls. The solution to the problem 
was to use carbon fiber tubing for the controls, same size, lighter, 
stiffer and they will never break.

Ed A

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