File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 119


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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 10:32:37 +1000
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Humanettes


Aaaaaaaah Bib Puppets!
 There is a great Australian Ensemble called Puppelele... a Ukeleleh 
orchestra played by "humanettes" but my favorite is with Terrapin Puppets in 
Tasmania and built by Tim Denton.
In the foyer is an old (very old) scout tent with large holes all over it. 
When you put your face into the holes and look inside there is a theatre set 
in which stories are told and a stage for small shows. The interesting thing 
is the thirty odd audience have become "humanettes" and some have the option 
of operating the feet or hands! Mind you from out side the tent the sight of 
thirty odd people with their heads stuck in a tent...often with bums thrust 
out...is a pretty funny sight too!
Msr. J'Villiard from the 20's fairgrounds was very popular....false hands 
held a harmonica to the puppeteers lips while they operated the feet in a 
jig to the music...have seen some pretty good contemporary performances but 
no original photo's.
D.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Michele Acquin-Sovereign" <michele-AT-puppet-planet.com>
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Sent: Friday, December 15, 2006 2:29 AM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Humanettes


>
> Another one that I found quite funny:
>
> http://www.peterpuppet.co.uk/humanettes.htm
>
>
> -Michele
> www.puppet-planet.com
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: puptcrit-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org
> [mailto:puptcrit-bounces-AT-lists.driftline.org] On Behalf Of John Dudley
> Sent: Thursday, December 14, 2006 11:14 AM
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> Subject: [Puptcrit] Humanettes
>
> An act I remember very well was Clifford Stanton in Personalities on 
> Parade.
> He was a headliner in the 1950's. He used to do it over the back of a 
> chair
> which opened up like a miniature theatre. I saw him a number of times 
> during
> that period, but have not heard of him for years now.
> John Dudley
>
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