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srividz88



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Location: Bangalore, Karnataka, India

PostPosted: Thu Dec 15, 2005 10:29 am
PostPost subject: Human Puppet
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does any one have any ideas on how actors can incorporate the puppet-like characteristics?
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 18, 2005 1:41 pm
PostPost subject: Puppet-like Movement
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There may be books out there on movement in theater that touch on puppet-like characteristics, but I am not aware of them. The most common kind of movement calling up puppet-like maneuvers is that of a robot. Think C3PO's (star wars) jerky, stop-frame quality that is also marionette-like in movement. Once you capture one type of movement, you might be able to make simple modifications. Experiment.

You can also 'get into' types of movement by starting with voice; movement can take cues from voice. See the post at the bottom of the page.

While this is only theoretical, Frank A. Wilson's book may be useful in getting both into the psychology as well as the physical aspects of puppet movement: The Hand: How Its Use Shapes the Brain, Language, and Human Culture devotes a chapter on how the use of the hand imparts life to marionette manipulation. It is good reading which I think you'll find useful and fascinating.
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