This week, I explored puppets with my Constructive Criticism Director. We researched hand puppets
but especially marionettes.
Marionettes, basically puppets on strings or wires, have been around for a long time, at
least as far back as 2000 BC. in Egypt, Greece, Italy, and others.
They are made with a lot of different materials.
We saw marionettes of all sizes, made out of cloths, woods, resins, and clays.
We watched videos of marionettists with their puppets, amusing crowds on streets and in theatres on
Did you know there are full length ballets and operas enacted by casts of elaborately dressed
Serious to funny, these puppets are a source of fascination as soon as they come to life...
Just looking at them, the ideas for stories start flooding in.
They look like they would fit right in here in Dolltown.
We want one. Or more.
Now, if I could persuade our CC Director to manipulate those strings...
I'll get him one for Christmas.
Now, should I choose the jester? the witch? the ship's captain?