File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 13

Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 11:08:13 -0800
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Puppet vs. Actor

I've gone back to actor's theater. It's easier on your back and you don't
get stuck inside your own mind on a daily basis.

Only the Gods and Puppets are perfect? I guess it all depends on your
definition of perfection.
Too often puppets are designed to mimic the human in form, jointing and
movement. The job of the performer then becomes one of imitation of a
natural form.

Many people fear boundaries. They believe that it hampers creativity. I
would put forward that boundaries incite creativity as they force you to
examine what can and cannot be done with the set of limitations that you are

Tim Giugni
Il Teatro Calamari

On 11/21/06, Dmitri Carter <> wrote:
> Dear fellow critters,
> Probably everyone on the list is biased towards the puppet so this won't
> turn into a real heated discussion.  We'll have to get some genuine real
> live actors on the list to fight with us.
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