The stage is implied space – an environment in which many creatures & abstract ideas make their home. Some of these creatures are themselves implied spaces filled with emotion conveyed by action. The actor may be flesh and blood, but their personas are masks and forms. Puppets are elaborate forms that act as a conduit that provides expression to emotions, ideas and relationships.
the puppet hides the flesh …… reveals truth
cloth caricature –
many a living person
have strings attached