latest set of puppets

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latest set of puppets

Postby CvdC » 05 Sep 2008, 06:12

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This is a set of puppets I have made for Keith Preston. It is a show he has devised to be performed with Celtic folk tunes. It is about the Irish Diaspora and Celtic heritage. (Could be of interest to you Sean)
Anyway it is good to be forced to make puppets outside one's comfort zone. Although they are fundamentally the same as any glove puppet.
One of the puppets has to play the violin, which was a bit of a fiddle.:)


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Since having a look at those Roselia puppets I am starting to use canvas to stiffen the arms. Which I think is something Richard Coombs does (?).
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Postby Richard Coombs » 07 Sep 2008, 11:29

Lovely stuff Chris . My word you have been busy !

(Im very jealous , Im a week of paperwork and accounts away from being able to get back into my workshop this Year )

Yep , I use canvass , or very thin leather to stiffen my puppet 'arms' a bit.

I notice the violin comes off that puppet , presumable the bow slots onto a hole in the fist ...but the fiddle? ...magnets ?

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Postby CvdC » 07 Sep 2008, 11:59

Velcro actually. But a few rope magnets would have done the trick. I wish I'd thought of that.
The Guignol puppets in Lyon have quite stiff leather tubes (almost funnels) in their arms. But I always thought that too stiff and it makes it harder to pick up things. If that doesn't sound too much like what the bishop said to the actress.
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Postby Tony James » 07 Sep 2008, 12:42

I think Chris you mean 'The stiffer the better' as the theatrical lady said to the ecclesiastical gentleman.
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