File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 33


To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Date: Sun, 2 Mar 2008 15:18:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hoop on head puppet control


sometimes Bil Baird's book shows up on ebay...
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mathieu René" <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>
To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
Sent: Sunday, March 02, 2008 2:59 PM
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Hoop on head puppet control


> Thanks Alan.
>
>
>> Mathieu-- If you have a copy of Bil Baird's book, ART OF THE PUPPET, 
>> check
>> on the pages of traditional folk puppets from India for hints on the hoop
>> control/
>
> I have not had the chance to see that legendary book yet, and I've not 
> seen
> it in the public library system yet.
> A good picture of the hoop linked to the puppet head would come a long way
> to help me (and I'm sure others) understand how it works.
>
> Right now, the idea is appealing, but I'm sure the way I'm figring it at 
> the
> moment is excessively complex for no good reason (stiff rods on hinges on
> the side of both heads).
>
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