Puppetry: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases-Icon Group

  • Title: Puppetry: Webster's Quotations, Facts and Phrases
  • Author: Icon Group
  • Released: 2008-11-26
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  • Pages: 34
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  • ASIN: B001Q9288G


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A great modern writer, of clearest eye and head, now departed, capable in activity of presenting thoughtful women, thinking men, groaned over his puppetry, that he dared not animate them, flesh though they were, with the fires of positive brainstuff.
–George Meredith in Diana of the Crossways, vol 1.

Still he had no delight in shuffling a puppetry; he would have preferred automatic figures.
–George Meredith in Celt and Saxon, vol 2.

Nonfiction Usage

Journalism Usage

Afghanistan - News: November 29, 2005 — Headline: Afghan Exile Theater Explores Nation's Past 25 Years. Author: Barbara Schoetzau. Excerpt: Dialogue is spare and mostly in Dari. Masks, mime, puppetry, shadow play, film, acrobatics, photographs, and news reels are among the dramatic techniques used to convey a mixture of historic reality and cultural mythology, as well as especially gruesome moments: torture, hangings, beheadings.

New York - News: August 3, 2005 — Headline: New York's Lincoln Center Features Puppet Theater for Adults. Excerpt: "You would think that technology is killing puppetry, but actually my experience has been the contrary," he said. "You know technology makes it too easy for us sometimes to just sit back and you see [the movie] The Attack of the Clones and it's sort of not impressive, because they just did it with computers. But it's impressive to see the puppeteers at work. And it's also asking you to participate, to use your imagination and that I think is more satisfying for an audience." … Basil Twist, in fact, has found a thriving interest in puppetry all around the globe.

Nigeria - News: December 17, 2006 — Headline: Nigeria's Ruling Party Picks Governor as Candidate. Author: Gilbert da Costa. Excerpt: "I believe that the Yar'Adua presidency, if it comes true, is the kind of made presidency for puppetry. Obasanjo is out, but he is in," he commented. "Examples show that the script to install a minion has always failed. Secondly, is that you know the late Yar'Adua, brother to this Yar'Adua, was Mr. Obasanjo's deputy. So, maybe he is trying to pay him back by installing his brother as president."

Pennsylvania - News: November 6, 2002 — Headline: Squonk Opera: It's Not Your Mama's Magic Flute. Excerpt: An avant-garde performance band from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is currently on tour with their latest show. Squonk Opera's Inferno is a multi-media spectacle that combines music, drama, video and puppetry in a presentation inspired by Dante's Inferno.

United States - News: January 16, 2003 — Headline: AMERICAN MOSAIC - January 17, 2003: Music by the Wallflowers / A Question About the Escape Artist Houdini / Theater and Film Director Julie Taymor. Excerpt: Julie Taymor is an American theater and film director. She is best known for her work with puppetry -- an art form that uses large dolls and other objects in theatrical performances. Mizz Taymor has been involved in the theater for almost thirty years. Mary Tillotson tells us about her. … Julie Taymor began producing plays as a child at her home near Boston, Massachusetts. She attended Oberlin College in Ohio, graduating in nineteen-seventy-four. She also studied theater and puppetry in Japan, Indonesia, and Eastern Europe.

United States - News: May 15, 2007 — Headline: Puppetry Theater for Adults Thrives In Atlanta. Author: Roger Hsu. Excerpt: At the Center for Puppetry Arts in Atlanta, in the southern state of Georgia, children and adults come together to enjoy the centuries-old art of puppetry. For more than 28 years, the Center has preserved and expanded puppetry as an art form, and was called by Newsweek magazine as "one of the most exciting companies in American theater." For producer Roger Hsu, Jim Bertel has the story. … Edgar Allan Poe's "The Tell-Tale Heart" is a story of murder and paranoia, not your typical puppet fare. But it demonstrates the wide range of productions produced by the Center for Puppetry Arts. … Audience members at the show like the more mature approach to puppetry. "I was expecting it to be a lot more childish, I guess. It's really dark and graphic," thought one woman. … Opened to the public in 1978, the Center for Puppetry Arts has been described as a unique cultural treasure. It boasts a puppet museum housing some 1000 puppets collected from around the world.

Patent Usage

Bibliographic Usage

ALA VIDEO. Publisher of "BASIC PUPPETRY TECHNIQUES (VIDEO)." Publisher: ALA VIDEO (CHICAGO, ILL). Published in 1990.

Allen, Arthur B. Author of "Puppetry for beginners." Publisher: Wells Gardner, Darton (Redhill, Surrey). Published in 1947.

Anderson, Dee. Author of "Amazingly easy puppet plays: 42 new scripts for one-person puppetry." Publisher: American Library Association (Chicago and London). Published in 1997.
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