File puptcrit/puptcrit.0811, message 7

Date: Sat, 1 Nov 2008 10:30:19 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] you tube Hamlet

Sissilian marionettes?

On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 2:40 PM, Steven Barr <> wrote:
> These Rod in Head are the original marionettes- String Puppets. They later
> put stings on the heads to get more subtle  head movements but it slowed the
> overall walk--- and projected puppetry into the modern marionnette that is
> very limited in its movements. The Rod in the head allows an immediate
> movement-- and it is very cool. More primative but cool. The French call it
> a marionnette a tringle  as opposed to marionnette a fils (string puppet). I
> don't know if it should be named here in America so it doesn't become a
> "type". Because it belongs to that Hybrid Family of Puppets which defy
> labels and lean on invention and proto-type. I love this style of Puppet.
> Check out the film trailer at:
> and see them used in a stylized film.
> cool,
> steven Ritz- Barr
> On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 11:27 AM, Mathieu René <>wrote:
>> Very cool puppets, who made them?
>> Cool movements! Who performed them?
>> I love the wide movements of dances and chases!
>> Makes me want to build this type of puppet.
>> What's the official name of the rod-in-head with strings? For now, I heard
>> a
>> lot of people call them czech puppets, but it's probably a vague
>> designation. Czechs must build all sorts of puppets!
>> The performing possibilities and the sturdyness are very appealing to me.
>> Cool shots.
>> Were they filmed at the indoor carroussel on Water street in Brooklyn,
>> almost under the bridge?
>> I happened to walk there while on my trip last week-end. Cool place!
>> I think I exceeded my daily usage quota of the word "cool".
>> But I'm cool with that.
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