New Booth Photo

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New Booth Photo

Postby Harvey » 11 Sep 2013, 10:00

HI all I have sorted a photo out of the new booth
its in hands in front of face booth it is great

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the Photo is of me performing Up in stubbington it was a great day hopeing to use this booth at the Covent Garden May Fayre and Puppet Festival 2014.

I do still use my other eric sharp booth (which i used at the mayfayre)
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Harvey » 11 Sep 2013, 10:02

I have just relised this topic is in the wrong section :oops: :oops: :oops:
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Harvey » 10 Oct 2013, 12:27

you may notice Mr P is not holding his stick incorrectly due to I dropped the stick and had to pick it up quickly.
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Chris » 12 Oct 2013, 15:00

It is a good idea to always have a spare - a duplicate stick in an easy position to grab just in case you drop the original. If something drops to the floor then it means you have to leave an empty stage while you bend down to pick it up, and this is not good showmanship.
It also helps to have a cloth sling, a bag or shelf, across the booth well below the playboard. If you do drop a prop then it will be caught, more often than not, in this cloth sling. It is much easier to retrieve the dropped item from here than from on the floor and you can keep a figure active on stage while you do so.
The late Percy Press Senior used to lay his figures out on this sling rather than hanging them on hooks as most of us do. He claimed that he could get his hands in and out of the characters much more quickly this way. He certainly had a very fast, slick show so had obviously found a method which suited him. As far as I know neither of his sons, Leslie nor Percy, followed him in this idiosyncracy.

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This lovely illustration from Peter Frazer's book "Punch & Judy", published by Batsford or later re-published by Ray DaSilva, shows the position of the sling. This is shown much too slack in the illustration.
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Harvey » 16 Oct 2013, 09:12

i do use a dump bag in all my booths i place the stick just next to it or in the crocodile.
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Professor Joe » 18 Oct 2013, 01:22

When I can, I prefer to work barefoot, so if I do drop the stick (or any other prop) and my spare isn't handy I can pick up the stick from the floor. Of course this isn't advisable if the ground is wet, but during the summer months you'll find me barefoot inside of my show.
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby James » 18 Oct 2013, 09:18

Or you could have a spare stick!
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Chris » 18 Oct 2013, 09:37

So Joe's advice is to learn to be a contortionist and only drop the stick when the weather is warm, the ground dry and the floor surface suitable for bare feet? I think I prefer the spare stick solution.
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Re: New Booth Photo

Postby Nick Jackson » 22 Oct 2013, 20:14

My two spare sticks are in the policeman and and the hangman or in my spare Punch. So if I drop one they're to hand.
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