Hello, and welcome to the School of Puppetry podcast. Each month I talk to a puppeteer about their work, their insights and their techniques.
This month’s interview is pulled from the archives. Way back in 2009, I had the opportunity to interview Ronnie Burkett, a Canadian puppeteer, and since I have an interview with him and since he was mentioned in previous podcasts, I thought it would be a good idea to re-post the interview with him.
Each fortnight I post a question related to puppetry. It’s up to you to figure out the answer, and the first person to guess correctly gets a shout-out on the site. There’s only one rule: you have to post a citation for your answer, and it can’t be Wikipedia (yes, you can use this website instead ). Let’s face it, Wiki just makes it too easy for people… The answer and winner will be revealed on each following Friday (ie. at the end of this week).
This week’s question is:
What is the name used to refer to the handle on a marionette?
Please note: there may be some spoilers ahead. You have been warned. I would actually also add this caution: I’m a big fan of Burkett’s, and pretty much am guaranteed to like his work. But then, I like his work for one reason, and that will become obvious by the end of this review.
Australians may want to buy locally. Where? I explain here.