"That puppet yonder," thought Mother Rigby, still with her eyes fixed on the scarecrow, "is too good a piece of work to stand all summer in a corn-patch, frightening away the crows and blackbirds.
And now, darling, I have taken so much pains with thee and thou art so beautiful, that, by my troth, I love thee better than any witch's puppet in the world; and I've made them of all sorts--clay, wax, straw, sticks, night fog, morning mist, sea foam, and chimney smoke.
Here the witch thrust her wrinkled face close to the puppet's, chuckling irrepressibly, and fidgeting all through her system, with delight at the idea which she meant to communicate.
And why should my poor puppet be the only one to know himself and perish for it?"
As he yielded to this suggestion a ready and rapturous assent, they all rose and walked away together; he keeping close to the box of puppets
in which he was quite absorbed, the merry little man carrying it slung over his arm by a strap attached to it for the purpose, Nelly having hold of her grandfather's hand, and Mr Codlin sauntering slowly behind, casting up at the church tower and neighbouring trees such looks as he was accustomed in town-practice to direct to drawing-room and nursery windows, when seeking for a profitable spot on which to plant the show.
Will a group of joyous children, the young ones of the house, come dancing, shouting, laughing, into the open air, and cluster round the show-box, looking with eager merriment at the puppets
, and tossing each a copper for long-tailed Mammon, the monkey, to pick up?
Her reverting to this tone as if our association were forced upon us and we were mere puppets
, gave me pain; but everything in our intercourse did give me pain.
Apart from its content, Puppet
. An Essay on Uncanny Life is fascinating as a book, too, at once academic and suitable for anyone interested in the rich side roads our cultural life has mapped.
Featuring exhibits from the renowned Scottish Mask and Puppet
Centre, it chronicles the history of masks and puppets
and shows their contemporary relevance through their use in the theatre, film and on television.
ySTANBUL (CyHAN)- In a show titled "Kuklalar-Kuklacylar" (Puppets-Puppeteers), the result of a three-year joint project by photographer Semih Yolacan and puppet
artist Haluk YE-ce, 26 photos showing puppeteers with their puppets
are on display at the Goethe-Institut Ankara until Saturday.
While there, he received a month-long training with other Arab youth on puppet
making and theatre.
in the hands of an interpreter often becomes an additional voice during a program, not merely a prop.
THE immortal romance of Heer and Ranjha from the hinterlands of Punjab is all set to be replayed on stage, and the ones slipping into the shoes of these tragic lovers are not veteran actors, but a pair of string puppets
. As a part of the ongoing 11th Ishara International Festival, the Ishara Puppet
Theatre Trust's Heer ke Waris, will retell the 18th century romance by weaving in contemporary social issues such as honour killing, child marriage and female foeticide.
He is one of the key figures among the puppeteers from Delhi who are responsible for the survival of traditional Indian puppetry and who have kept the Indian puppet
theatre scene vibrant and alive.