Puppetry, Authorship, and the Ur-Narrative

Authored by: Basil Jones

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

Print publication date:  July  2014
Online publication date:  July  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415705400
eBook ISBN: 9781315850115
Adobe ISBN: 9781317911722


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Perhaps it would be useful to begin by asking whether we can define what it is that characterizes the “work” a puppet does onstage and how this form of work is distinguished from the “work” of an actor. The work of the actor is surely to perform the text written by the scriptwriter under the guidance of the director and informed by his or her own research into the character being interpreted.

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