Jamai Sasthi

Kolkata Puppetry

Puppetry is that particular theatrical art that uses puppets, marionettes, shadows, objects such as stars of the theater and signs of a highly visual language and sensory. The term puppetry has emerged in the late 70s, as a generic term and summary, replacing puppet theater, often confused semantically with the theatrical animation and social development.

The term puppetry, similarly to many other languages ​​and cultures summarizes the concept of a theatrical action and the specific, full-bodied, artifacts necessary to it, just the figure within the meaning of the Latin derivation of modeled object.

In much of the world, the animation or manipulation, depending on the culture of puppetry remains only partially known. Among the most popular techniques are the puppet glove, or stick marotte, the marionettes or rod puppets, the puppets and puppets, objects, shadows and silhouette, the black theater and bunraku.

The dramaturgy of puppetry has its unique characteristics, in its form, language basic with a precise grammar of signs and movements resulting from its material support: the hand and fingers. Based on these common roots repeated also experimentally have developed very similar forms of puppetry in different parts of the world, with dramas elementary and structurally identical.

The dunderheads and their comrades in the shadows, in their forms radical and primordial always existed since the evolution of hand movements generated them. They borrowed characters, masks and types of narratives from other aspects of strongest of the theater, of religion and culture to their contemporaries.