Introduction should discuss about the puppetry and the reason behind its declining trend. The points like cinema, television, video, internet etc. takes the part of puppetry and at present are more entertaining.
Further in the main body, mention about the changes noticed in the revived puppetry art. Like changes in presentation, choosing the modern theme of play etc.
Next, mention about the international shows. Indian puppetry groups participated at Charleville in last year with Ishara’s melodramatic musical puppet on modern themes and stories. The modern puppetry has broken the border and has also been to western world.
Next, mention why puppetry is still important in India. Being closest to animation, live in the real world, pure and unbridled expressions, no limits of creativity and emotions. It has the potential to imbibe all art forms. The same has been used in India as an inexpensive medium to transmit knowledge about Indian myths and legends.
Next, bring conclusion based on the points of main body.
- Puppetry throughout the ages has held an important place in traditional It is an ancient art, originated about 3000 years ago. It has been most popular form of entertainment for the village people.
- But in recent years, the puppeteers have been desperately trying to preserve their dying art form. It has been facing stiff competition from cinema, television, video and computers and today there are few takers for live puppet
- Also, there is little money in working with puppets and many artists are choosing to leave the profession as they find it difficult to make ends
Changes noticed in the revived puppetry art:
- Over the years, the shadow puppeteers, who traditionally used stories from the Ramayana and the Mahabharata, adapted themselves to present contemporary personalities of historical merit, such as Kittur Rani Chennamma, Tipu Sultan, and Mahatma
- Combines the essences of both the traditional puppetry of Indian subcontinent and the leading contemporary puppetry of the
- For example, Katputhli in Rajasthan got integrated with western
- It also adopted the black-theatre techniques in producing a few puppet
– Two puppetry groups from India are set to perform at Charleville in September, along with Ishara’s melodramatic musical puppet show Heer Ke Waris, which is based on the Heer-Ranjha folklore.
- The puppetry is pushing the boundaries by using life-sized puppets without The puppeteer is on stage as well.
- Contemporary puppeteers also observed the art in the West and adapted it to an Indian context.
- Puppetry is expanding its horizons, and an offshoot is the edgier object Object theatre came into being as the definition of puppetry began changing. The story is told through objects, but we don’t bring them to life
Why, puppetry is still important in India:
- Puppetry is the closest thing one can get to animation, live, in the real
- Puppetry is a pure and unbridled expression of imagination, live and often
- It has no limits and is as broad an art form as the creative capacity of the puppeteer and storyteller.
- Puppetry imbibes elements of all art forms such as literature, sculpture, music, dance, drama and enables students to develop their creative abilities.
- Puppetry has been used traditionally in India as a popular and an inexpensive medium to transmit knowledge about Indian myths and