Puppets???

  1. What are those puppets with string attached to them and where can you get them in North Carolina? Raleigh?

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    Answer by Kacky
    Theyre called marionettes. You can find them in high-end toy stores or online. http://www.marionettes.com/

    It would be fun to get one and switch out the strings for fishing line, then theyd be invisible!
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  2. like a toy puppet?

    Answer by Billy
    A puppet is a representational figure manipulated by a puppeteer. It is usually but not always a depiction of a human character and is used in (a) play or a presentation. The puppet undergoes a process of transformation through being animated, and is normally manipulated by one, or sometimes more than one, puppeteer. Some puppets can be moved electronically.

    Puppets are made of a wide range of materials, depending on the effect required and the amount of usage intended. They can be extremely complex or very simple in their construction. There are many different varieties of puppets.

    Puppetry is a very ancient art form, probably first originating about 30,000 years ago. Puppets have been used since the earliest times to animate and communicate the ideas and needs of human societies. Some historians claim that they pre-date actors in theatre. There is evidence that they were used in Egypt as early as 2000 BC when string-operated figures of wood were manipulated to perform the action of kneading bread. Wire controlled, articulated puppets made of clay and ivory have also been found in Egyptian tombs. Hieroglyphs also describe walking statues being used in Ancient Egyptian religious dramas. The oldest written record of puppetry can be found in the written records of Xenophon dating from around 422 B.C.

    History of the puppet:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puppet

  3. i need some information about sock puppets for an English project, so any other random facts would be appreciated:)

    Answer by George
    Puppets were used in India back in the 11th century and quickly spread to other parts of Asia. They were used as tools to give morality stories a visual impact that could not be conveyed through words. Puppets in history have been used for presenting good, evil, greed or jealousy with the risk of identifying the real characters. Puppets were made from carved sticks in ancient India and were mostly decorated.
    Socks as being a form of footwear for centuries, it started as matted animal hair shaped for wearing on the foot or fitting inside a shoe. This technique was used by the ancient Greeks back in 750 BC. The Romans has also innovated a thick fabric that could be wrapped around the legs in shape of sock.
    Egyptian nomad sheep herders invented knitting during the 12th century AD, they created fabric through the simple use of knitting wool yarn by using straight twigs. It was a very advantageous technique and allowed any shepherd or wife to make valuable product instead of selling their wool. This practice spread quickly from Egypt to Middle East and Europe.

  4. My friend knows that I love to sew, and she asked me to make a puppet for our school musical (the musical is Charlie and the chocolate factory, and the puppet will be of “Mike Teevee” in the scene where he is transported into the tv screen). Only thing is, the puppet isnt like a sockpuppet where your hand acts as a mouth, but is instead the kind with your pinkie and thumb as arms and the rest of your hand as the body. How do I make a puppet like this? It should actually look like a human, also (“Mike” wont be wearing anything bizarre, just a t-shirt and pants, like in the re-make of the movie with Johnny depp). Instructions or links to instructional websites/videos are appreciated! Thanks :)

    Answer by puppetryschool
    The puppet you want to make is usually known as a “glove puppet”. Theres some free patterns here:

    http://www.schoolofpuppetry.com.au/tutorials.php/free-glove-hand-puppet-patterns-a-list

    Though none will of the character you want to make. However, you can modify them easily… Also try checking out puppetry books at your local library. There are quite a few good ones out there on making glove puppets. If you get stuck, there are a couple of online puppetry forums where you can ask for help:

    http://www.puppetsandstuff.com

    http://www.puptcrit.org (email discussion list)

    You can also try searching for videos on Youtube, Im sure therell be quite a few there too.

  5. What is a puppet?
    How is it used?
    Who invented the first puppet?
    What are puppets made of?
    Whats the most famous puppet?
    Why were puppets created?

    Answer by smeggeson
    Maybe you should just try going to wikipedia, and typing in “puppet”???

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