File puptcrit/puptcrit.0909, message 354

Date: Fri, 25 Sep 2009 19:36:51 -0400
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Giant Puppets

And don't forget Peter Boulanger's  30'  "David" marionette on the  
back cover of the most recent issue of the Puppetry Journal.


On Sep 25, 2009, at 10:50 AM, Alan Cook wrote:

> The conversation about Giant  Puppet is a reminder that TRADITION is  
> a better word than RIPOFF.
> Even the Bohemian Grove in California got into the act with a giant  
> marionette operated from the top of a tall tree.
> And what about parallel giantism in sculpture---those big pop art  
> enlargements of common objects like ironing boards and headache bags.
> Remo Bufano's giant CLOWN for Billy Rose's "JUMBO on BROADWAY, or  
> blowup giant balloons in Sid & Marty Krofft Fair or Amusement Park  
> shows---its all related.
> Just don't try a live production of KING KONG with finger puppets.  
> It won't have the impact.
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