Got No Strings to Hold Them Down

Evolution of the puppet in modern day theatre:

Yoho

Sound of Music. 1965.

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Little Shop of Horrors. 1982.

LionKingNY

The Lion King. 1997.

aveq

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

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War Horse. 2007. 3 Puppeteers to each horse.

pizzaandbread

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.

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The White Snake. 2012 at Berkeley Rep.

kkong

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

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