The Importance Of Script In A Puppet Show Is Limitless
As our imaginations are of different forms, there are various forms of puppets. No matter if the forms of puppets do not match the figures of characters in the script. This is true to both man puppets and animal puppets. In spite of the dissimilarities of forms we can take a rabbit puppet as Abbott or Costello and the attribute of Marx Brothers may be imposed on the duck puppet. Then we see the depth of hilarity. The puppet show is a departure from human roles. They can be substituted easily for any characters in a story. In this way they add an extra feather to the show. One can even make very simple wardrobe modifications on the puppets to both enhance the charm of the performance and help the puppeteers to become unified with the character.
Further sources of performance materials and puppet script include pre-recorded songs like songs for the children, musical duets, novelty songs and multiple-part numbers. Take for example "The 12 days of Christmas", "Bohemian Rhapsody" and some other holiday songs. Previously, Muppet Show did some wonderful things with these recordings. In case of a simple song like "Old Mac Donald" with its multiple characters, you can allow the children sing the song themselves while they are acting out the different parts of animal puppet.
You are at liberty to write scripts for your puppet shows. The script may encircle a real experience which you want to share with many or it may portray some fictitious stories or further it may be composed to deliver some messages to the masses. You can enliven some dead thought with the help of your puppet theatre. These themes can be turned into a puppet show where you can introduce as many characters as you want. Of course, there should be no unnecessary characters. Even if you do not have enough puppets, you may become creative. You can introduce a doll or two into the cast. An impromptu puppet can be made out of a marker or rubber glove or a simple sock. The literary world is a good treasure trove of dramatic material. It may easily be accepted for simple puppet stage shows. Keeping the ages of the children in view, you can make the conversion of any story or you can teach them the tricks of converting a favorite fable, nursery rhyme, fairy tale, children's book etc.