Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Chinese Glove Puppetry


One of the pleasures of writing is the odd places that research takes you.  As witness the video clip below.

Back in my college days, I had a friend who ran a summers-only puppet troupe called Moxie Marionettes.  The name came from his conviction that anybody could be a puppeteer -- that all it took was moxie.

Well, my friend had moxie a-plenty, but that's another story.  More relevant is the fact that while, yes, close to anybody with moxie can, with some research, practice, and hard work put on a puppet show, there is a huge gulf between mere puppetry and great puppetry.

The clip below being a good example of the latter.

Enjoy!  You can find Part 2 here.


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