File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 145

Date: Tue, 8 Sep 2009 20:10:53 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] colonial times

Now I'm no historian, but I would venture a safe bet is

Shadow puppets
Hand Puppets
Toy Theatre
Rod Puppets (though maybe fairly simple)

Certainly shadow or toy theatre would be a workshop that would be 
simple enough to do in a relatively short time. If you have more time, 
of course, you could get more involved.

As to supplies, that would depend on how historically accurate it 
needed to be. It's possible that it only needs to be the type and look, 
or they may want authentic type materials (a printer copy of era dress 
on modern paper vs a wood block or hand drawn, natural dyes on hand 
made paper). The more authentic the need, the more you should be 
charging for the workshop as there will be more research involved and 
odds are the costs of the materials may be higher. (Unless you are 
using corn husks. You might get those pretty cheap.)

But that's just my opinion.


On Sep 8, 2009, at 2:19 PM, Puppet People wrote:

> I have been contacted by  a historical  society to do a colonial era 
> puppet
> building workshop. Does anybody know what kind of puppet was popular 
> back
> then? What supplies they used?
> Thanks Michelle

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