File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 18


To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Date: Thu, 03 Sep 2009 20:10:24 GMT
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] JellyTelly


If Puptcrit does not occasionally touch on religion, evolution, the nature of truth, art, sociology, politics. history AS IT AFFECTS PUPPETRY, then where else can it be discussed?  Puppetry does NOT exist in a vacuum. If it did, I would not be interested in it.

Since most puppets are smaller than lifesize, generally, puppetry provides a unique, miniaturized approach to understanding our universe. Children, being littler than adults, particularly appreciate that.

I suspect that if we took the debates elsewhere, that someone would complain about what are puppets doing in the discussions?


-----Original Message-----
From: Brad Shur
Sent: Wednesday, September 2, 2009 10:27 PM
To: puptcrit-AT-puptcrit.org
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] JellyTelly


There are a huge amount of places online for debate about science, religion, evolution and the nature of truth. This is one a a very few active places to talk about puppetry. My personal vote is that we keep it clear for that by letting those debates happen elsewhere.

As for JellyTelly,
I like the puppet design, they're appealing and the proportions keep them out of that sticky trap of hand and rod fleece puppets- looking like muppet imitations.

There is a drawback though, the stumpy bodies and short arms mean the characters can really only function as talking heads. There isn't any of the great body language I've often seen in hand and rod puppets, and that makes the scenes a little boring for me. There's only as much substance as the dialogue and the look of the puppet can bring, they don't really get to do much acting.


B. Shur
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