ISSN: 13180509
First published in 2013
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Volume 31 Issue 179-180
Cover Date: September 2016
Actor and Puppet on the Contemporary Stage
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Authors:  Didier Plassard 
DOI: 10.1386/maska.31.179-180.8_1

Keywords
Puppetry,animator and puppet in the second half of the 20th century,ethics in the puppet theatre,Didier Plassard,spaces of play and animation

Abstract
The article discusses the changes in puppetry that occurred mostly in the second half of the 20th century. It addresses the changes in organization that led from small family groups to institutionalized public institutions and follows the organizational example of ensembles of drama theatre institutions, as well as changes in the relationship between the animator and the puppet that allow the disillusioning emergence of the animator into the visual field of the viewer. The “manipulator” who is no longer hidden influences the change in the manner of narration, in the aesthetic and the political senses both; at the same time, the qualitative difference between the manipulator as a living, physical and human being and the puppet on the other side is suddenly revealed. The article concludes by addressing the ethical dimension in the puppet theatre as it stresses the understanding of the puppet as the face of the other whose life is the responsibility of the human being. The article carries out its instructive review and theses with the help of several illustrative examples.
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