When did string puppetry begin?

Answer String puppets, also called marionettes, were created in the 15th century in Myanmar. Their popularity rose in the 18th century as they became a form of entertainment for nobility and a source of a... Read More »

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What is Sock Puppetry?

A sockpuppet is a false identity on an online forum. Originally, the term referred to a second (third, etc.) account used to inflate visible support for or opposition to a particular person or posi... Read More »

Activities for Puppetry in the Classroom?

Puppets might not seem like a versatile tool for the classroom, but there is a plethora of activities you can try where puppets are the center of attention. A unit about puppets can involve a varie... Read More »

Type of Puppetry Used in The Lion King on Broadway?

"The Lion King" Broadway show blends live actors, puppetry and masks. In director Julie Taymor's book "The Lion King: Pride Rock on Broadway," Thomas Schumacher, executive producer of the original ... Read More »

Online Activities to Teach Kids About Puppetry?

Puppets are fun, entertaining and something that almost anyone can make and use to perform. There are a number of online activities designed to provide creative ideas and information about puppetry... Read More »