File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 124

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Date: Fri, 15 Dec 2006 02:53:28 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] the most masterful puppeteers

That is a reat idea for a thread!
I too would love to know who most people believe to be the very best.

Reading just a few articles in prominent newspapers that state that such 
artist is the world's most famous of that type of puppetry is probably not 
thorough enough.

All I can say is that among the puppeteers I've seen live, Basil Twist was 
the most mindblowing with graceful movements. Even more impressive was that 
he made the puppet himself (I think).

Neville Tranter was the most impressive for presence on stage. He just made 
a short appearance, using another puppet than the one he was used to for tat 
specific bit (the death of Moliere), and it was awesome and captivating. 
Even more so because he made you believe totally in the individuality of his 
puppet with whom he interacted. He held it in his arm, but still, the puppet 
did not feel like it was a dummy.

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