File puptcrit/puptcrit.0803, message 68


Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 12:28:47 -0500
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Making eyes


I'm glad to know I'm not the only Canadian who looks forward to working with
toxic stuff outside once the snow melts. lol

- Andrew

On Mon, Mar 3, 2008 at 12:00 PM, <puptcrit-request-AT-puptcrit.org> wrote:

>
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:52:41 -0500
> From: Mathieu Ren? <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Making eyes
> To: <puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org>
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> Thanks Greg..
> Next time I need bigger eyes than I already have, and if the weather
> permits
> outdoor work, I'll try this!
> I avoid toxic methods in my appartment, but in the summer, I work outside
> with latex, epoxy, sprays, etc.
>
>
>
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> Message: 4
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:58:31 -0500
> From: Mathieu Ren? <creaturiste-AT-primus.ca>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Plastic for visible brain -half an answer for
>        Matthieu
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> Thanks Terri,
> I'll consider it.
>
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> Message: 5
> Date: Mon, 3 Mar 2008 10:55:21 -0500
> From: Rolande Duprey <puppetpro-AT-aol.com>
> Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Accessibility
> To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
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> Jim, Caro,
>
> While using accessible materials for workshops is very important, the
> "recognizability" of material in a puppet that one uses in a
> professional performance can be effective or not effective, depending
> upon the type of performance.
>
> I once made a large mask (5' high) for "Pierre Pathelin" at UConn. The
> concept for the entire show was to use "rags".  In order to unify the
> various puppets and performing objects everything was covered in
> fabric pieces, including the giant mask.
>
> The EYES, however, needed to stand out (of course!), so I used a
> different sort of thing for them.
> Frank Ballard, the professor at the time, took a look at the mask and
> couldn't figure out what the eyes were made of. With all his expertise
> and knowledge! I was very surprised.
>
> There happened to be an eight year old present at the time, who was
> able to identify them without any problem.
> They were bottoms of plastic ginger ale bottles.
>
> For some productions, I enjoy mystifying the audience with how a
> puppet is made. I think it adds to the magic. For others, it's great
> to show that "anybody can try this -- ".
>
> Anyone can TRY it, but it takes a lot of practice!
>
> Rolande
>
>
>
>
> On Mar 2, 2008, at 6:24 PM, Jim Menke wrote:
>
> > I've seen some shows that were wonderful with some not so great
> > puppets. My
> > feeling that puppets are made to perform not be things to be put on
> > exhibit.
> > Yes, beautiful puppets are great, but it is the performance that
> > counts.
> >
> > On 3/2/08, Caro Stewart <papusi_marionete-AT-yahoo.com> wrote:
> >>
> >>
> >>
> >> Rolande wrote:
> >>
> >> "However, a puppet's proof is in the performance, not in its material
> >> sculpture."
> >> ------------------
> >> Hi, Rolande. I entirely agree...
> >>
> >> C.
> >>
> >>
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