Tuesday, 6 May 2014
Not only marionettes 2
To make the show a bit more exciting and different I created a large version of Eulenspiegel. The life size carved head and huge hands are connected by a large patchwork piece of material mirroring the costume of the original marionette. This figure enters in the beginning of the show, interacting with the audience on close quarters, having a chat with them and introducing the character.
The operation of the mouth is on a simple lever action through the revolver handle as you can see in the photo underneath. The hands are operated with a wooden lower arm extending from the hand.
Hope you have a chance to experience one day.