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Date: Wed, 16 Apr 2003 15:38:38 -0400
Subject: PUPT: A Question of Scale..How small is too small?


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Unless I am really upclose, I have not enjoyed most toy theatre shows...
Many have incredible detailed scenery and puppets, that can't be really
enjoyed too far back.

At school, I have had kids make toy theatre style puppets, first using a
copy paper box, and more recently one a bit larger from Judy O'Hare's
directions with foam core.   Although the kids enjoyed themselves, the
overall experience was too crowded and not as amazing as when we've used
cloth hand puppets or even simple shadow puppets.   The shadow puppet screen
was more visible to a whole class coming to see the show that the toy
theater box with edges.  I think the kids were also better able to add
details and cut out their paper puppets when significantly larger than what
we tried.  Rather than 6-8 inch puppets,  They'd do better with 9-12inches
and a way larger box/theatre.

Just my opinion....
liz in MA


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A Question of Scale..How small is too small? Unless I am really upclose, I have not enjoyed most toy theatre shows...
Many have incredible detailed scenery and puppets, that can't be really enjoyed too far back.

At school, I have had kids make toy theatre style puppets, first using a copy paper box, and more recently one a bit larger from Judy O'Hare's directions with foam core.   Although the kids enjoyed themselves, the overall experience was too crowded and not as amazing as when we've used cloth hand puppets or even simple shadow puppets.   The shadow puppet screen was more visible to a whole class coming to see the show that the toy theater box with edges.  I think the kids were also better able to add details and cut out their paper puppets when significantly larger than what we tried.  Rather than 6-8 inch puppets,  They'd do better with 9-12inches and a way larger box/theatre.

Just my opinion....
liz in MA

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