File puptcrit/puptcrit.0904, message 134

Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 20:17:40 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Professional Puppet Stage Plans

   The design of the puppet stage obviously depends on what sort of puppet
you will be using, and how many puppeteers will be performing. If you can
find it, 'Punch and Judy' by Fraser offers some excellent designs on the
classic tall Punch stage (very good for any kind of glove puppet). This
website often has copies:


On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 6:29 PM, <>wrote:

> Kathleen,
> I'm not sure what you're going to do with your puppet stage, in terms of
> it needing to be portable, or being used outdoors, for example, but there
> are alternatives to wood that you might want to investigate.
> Some people use pvc pipe.  I've never found that durable enough for my
> purposes, but I use something similar - 1/2 inch black pipe.  It's very
> strong and inexpensive.  I can describe it further if you like.
> Robert Rogers
> >  I have a carpenter friend who is willing to build me a new puppet stage,
> > however I would like plans that he can build off of.  Anyone know where I
> > can get plans for a professional stage? -Kathleen
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