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Saturday, 3 August 2013


Puppets have been used as entertainment since Greek Theatre began. Puppetry is a huge part of ancient theatre and has been used throughout time to educate, entertain and dramatize performances. Puppets have evolved throughout the centuries and now come in all different shapes and forms-

Types of puppetry
  • Black light puppet
    Bunraku puppet
    Carnival or body puppet
    Finger puppet
    Sock puppet
    Hand puppet or glove puppet
    Human-arm puppet
    Light curtain puppet
    Pull string puppet
    Push puppet
    Toy theatre
    Rod puppet
    Shadow puppet
    Table top puppet
    Ventriloquism dummy
    Water puppets
     Object Puppet
A tradition in England is an act called 'Punch and Judy' which is a traditional, popular puppet show featuring Mr. Punch and his wife, Judy.  The performance is a sequence of short scenes between the two characters. It is often associated with classic English seaside culture. Lots of children and big audiences go to watch the Punch and Judy show (typically during the summer season) to enjoy the very humorous show! Punch and Judy has been around since the 16th century and is remembered by young and old.

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