File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 137

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Date: Thu, 6 Mar 2008 20:57:36 -0500
Subject: [Puptcrit] Principles of Puppetry (remastered)

>I think you have asked to "big" a question. There are so many different
> aspects of puppetry- from character design, to construction, to 
> performance,
> to conduct with your clients and self-promotion...
> You've asked a question where'll you'll recieve just a mish-mash of
> unrelated answers...
> Katy

I appreciate people's participation so far. It seems to be hard to extract 
information from the massive over-analysing of the questions sometimes.

I tried to write my original query as clearly as I could at the moment. I 
obviously need to work on my written communicative skills, so that I can 
reach a wider audience with a variety of perceptions.
In other words, I should have used less words and more "rules" to define my 
question, in order to shape the kinds of answers I wanted to receive. Then 
again, if I did that every time, where would the surprise answeres be, and 
how much longer would my queries become?

Yikes. And I thought making puppet could be complex!

So, inspired by what has been shared so far, I am reformulating my question:

"What conventions (or principles, or rules, or quotes, or concept, or mental 
state) do YOU use with repeated success (proven to work), when creating and 
performing a puppet show.  The question applies to puppetbuilding just as 
much as to puppeteering, being symbiotic by nature and necessity."

Thanks so much for your participation and sharing.
I think such sharing is a great part of what Puptcrit is all about.

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Katy Lloyd" <>
To: <>
Sent: Thursday, March 06, 2008 4:01 AM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Principles of Puppetry

>> Ok, ok, I completely understand the temptation to be the devil's 
>> advocate.
>> I was not saying anything against "breaking the rules".
>> You should know by now that I'm all about experimentations and pushing 
>> the
>> enveloppe.
>>  But in this case, I'm just looking for information, principles that can
>> help an artist build on what has been done before, if only he or she has
>> an
>> open mind and the ability to make choices.
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