Puppetry tends by nature toward the meta- physical, or at least toward the surreal. Liberated from the realist implications of human actors, sized according to plot significance, political power, moral rectitude, or what have you, and indifferent even to gravity, puppets can undergo transformations and transcendences that are unimaginable in any other form. As a result, puppets are at their core a beguiling self-contradiction: on one hand, the very symbol of being controlled and manipulated; on the other, the fantasy of unrestricted... More >>>