File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 152

Date: Wed, 9 Sep 2009 07:42:07 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] colonial times

And limberjacks  (planchettes)

On Tue, Sep 8, 2009 at 8:21 PM, Fred Greenspan<> wrote:
> My understanding is that rod puppets did not become popular until the
> early 20th century. I could be wrong. Rod-marionettes, on the other
> hand, were the rule as opposed to all-string marionettes - which were
> only used for trick marionette acts. All-string marionette shows did
> not become popular until the late 19th century. =A0I agree that shadow
> puppets and hand puppets were also around along with the rod-
> marionettes during the colonial period.
> Fred Greenspan - Traditional Puppeteer
> Ossining, New York
> Punch & Judy, Italian marionettes, flea circus
> On Sep 8, 2009, at 8:10 PM, Christopher Hudert wrote:
>> Now I'm no historian, but I would venture a safe bet is
>> Shadow puppets
>> Marionettes
>> 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.
>> Christopher
>> On Sep 8, 2009, at 2:19 PM, Puppet People wrote:
>>> I have been contacted by =A0a historical =A0society 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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