Posted on May 16, 2013
I have completed and installed four different pages about puppetry for The School of the Transfer of Energy. The main page is under the work heading, hover over it and there are three additional pages, including drawings, and the script for The Two Deaths of John Beartrist Laceroot. I hope you enjoy them, and thank you for visiting.
Posted on May 6, 2013
I am building a new group of pages for The School of the Transfer of Energy Puppet Theater. In the meantime here are a few pictures as an appetizer.
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Posted on February 25, 2009
Below is a small puppet of a red-bellied woodpecker. This fellow has a minor role at the end of part one of the play The Two Deaths of John Beartrist Laceroot, performed by The School of the Transfer of Energy Puppet Theater. It is carved from red cedar and is operated by a system of strings, weights and elastic.
Here is a view of the mechanics on the reverse side. He opens his mouth and flaps his wing.
Posted on February 20, 2009
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Posted on January 24, 2009
Above is the new stage front for the puppet theater, temporarily set into place. Note the stage-wings (right and left), carved corbels, columns and sulphur inlay panels from earlier posts in their proper context. The new main stage front still lacks the obvious finishing, and the less obvious details. The front will also boast curtains and screens shielding both the wings from the front and leading back to the shadow screen (seen behind the main front). I have a lot of work to do on many aspects of the theater and props leading up to the theater’s performance of The Two Deaths of John Beartrist Laceroot this spring- the first performance in over five years.
The stage front on the workbench in the shop as the colomns are being affixed. The next post will cover the cuting of the flutes in the columns, and the special tool used to cut them. The proscenium panel is cut from an ancient piece of reclaimed walnut. The tree must have been quite big and old judging from the many close-set rings in this one piece alone.