Puppet Magic for Non-Ventriloquists
By Professor Spellbinder
Chapter 1 - Rudy Reindeer's
For those who have always wanted
to be ventriloquist/magicians but never could keep their lips
from moving, here are some routines for magic puppets that
dont speak... and don't need to!
Think of them as tiny mimes with
limited motion problems. They can nod their heads up and down, or
shake them back and forth to indicate yes and
no, but not a sound comes forth from their lips.
Their tiny arms are stiff and dont bend very well, but they
can point, they can stretch, they can indicate left or right, up
or down, and they can clumsily hold objects. Their faces
dont show emotion, but their tiny bodies can shake with
fear, bubble over with silent laughter, beg for mercy, or slyly
steal away and hide so they dont get caught in their latest
bit of mischievousness.
This is something even the
klutziest wannabee Ventriloquist (like me!) can handle.
Although this initial routine
features a Rudolph Reindeer puppet, there are other routines
included in this first Chapter. Some can be done at any time of
the year. But they are not just puppet show routines for any old
ordinary puppeteers, either. They all need YOU, a MAGICIAN, to
make the MAGIC happen.
Other chapters (routines) will be
added in the year ahead, creating a full book of Silent Partner
routines for all occasions and using a variety of hand puppet
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