Pull the String!

I’m back from Atlanta, where I spent two days talking with lots of Interesting and Wonderful People — including Vince Anthony and his crack staff at the Center for Puppetry Arts, where I had an opportunity to tour the museum (including its collection of Henson-related materials), learn a bit more about the history of the art form, and scour their video archives.  I also had a chance to watch a performance of “The Dragon King” — performed by the Tanglewood Marionettes of Ware, Massachusetts — right along with 200 enthusiastic elementary school students who squealed with delight in all the right places. Here’s a look:

For more information on the Center for Puppetry Arts, click here.

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4 responses to “Pull the String!

  1. A young woman I met, a puppeteer, said you aren’t a true puppeteer until you swallow a swazzle by accident and retrieve it… a couple of days later.

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  2. A good Punch might bring it back up, I think…

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  3. Hey, I just thought of something. Are you, in your clever way referring, in the title of your post, to Martin Landau yelling (inanely): “Pull the string! Pull the string!” in the movie Ed Wood?

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  4. Ah, busted. One of my very favorite movies ever. “Karloffff? KARLOFFF???”

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