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Puppet Performance Rules compiled by 9 year olds

After some workshop exercises, and improvised performances for each other and watching these back on film the boys compiled some Puppet Performance "Rules" for their hand / rod puppets:

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Remember to let your puppet breathe

Keep your puppet up in view

Move your puppet’s head

Use human details, eg: sneeze or cough, clear throat before speaking etc

Speak clearly

The speaking puppet moves in the rhythm of what it says. Listening puppets look at who is speaking (or not if they want to make a point of it) and keep still

Use puppet arms sometimes

Take turns to speak

Consider how your puppet might enter or leave the space in interesting ways

Using a narrator is a possibility

How might a setting and props help your story

Work as a team


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