Alternative Puppet Bodies

Astles, Cariad (2008) Alternative Puppet Bodies. Móin-Móin, 5. pp. 51-68. ISSN 1809-1385
Creators:Astles, Cariad

I understand that this issue of Móin-Móin is dedicated to discussion of the puppet in collaboration with other art forms, or within interdisciplinary work. My intention, therefore, within this article, is to discuss the loss or al- teration of the puppet body within contemporary puppet theatre: the blurring of boundaries within cross-disciplinary work has developed to such an extent that the puppet itself has frequently become hard to locate within work which designates itself as ‘puppet theatre’; instead, the puppet body has been replaced by a multiply articulated body created from different sources, which genera- tes its own meaning. By this I mean that the unified puppet figure has been replaced in many cases by shadows, projections and multimedia technology; by objects; by matter; and by animated scenic action which creates its own perception of a puppet ‘body’.

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