File puptcrit/puptcrit.0612, message 15


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Date: Mon, 4 Dec 2006 22:07:16 -0500
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.
> Tim Giugni

I get the "easier on the back" bit, but how do puppets make you get stuck 
inside your own mind?
Can you elaborate?

> 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
> given.

Boundaries. I believe puppets can be just as limited as humans, depending on 
their design. Like humans, they may surprise you, even within all the boxes.
A little exemple from my own weird existence: Before I even got into 
puppetry, I thought I would feel like a puppet on that first film I acted 
in. Quite the contrary.
I was to play a violent women abuser in a student film. The director just 
told me a few pointers about the character, and told me to just let "it" 
loose.
Well, I was so real I scared the heck out of the crew. I scare myself when I 
watch it. Despite my lifelong "box" of being a reserved kinda guy about 
emotions.

I believe puppets can also have the power to scare the heck out of the crew, 
the audience, and the world, all the while being able to file your taxes for 
you.









----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Tim Giugni" <octorilla-AT-gmail.com>
To: <puptcrit-AT-lists.driftline.org>
Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 2:08 PM
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
> given.
>

> Il Teatro Calamari
>
>
> On 11/21/06, Dmitri Carter <dmitri-AT-nwpuppet.org> 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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