Got No Strings to Hold Them Down

Evolution of the puppet in modern day theatre:


Sound of Music. 1965.


Little Shop of Horrors. 1982.


The Lion King. 1997.


Avenue Q. 2003. First instance of Human Puppet Nudity on Broadway.


War Horse. 2007. 3 Puppeteers to each horse.


Bread and Puppet’s Decapitilized Circus. 2010. They’ve been around since 1962. At the end of every B & P performance, the group shares fresh baked bread with the audience, suggesting that art should be as basic to life as bread.


The White Snake. 2012 at Berkeley Rep.


King Kong. Australia 2013. 14 People to operate the King.

Image Sources: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8

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