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  • n  a small figure of a person operated from above with strings by a puppeteer

  • The word was coined from "marionette" and "puppet," says Jim Henson, 42, the skinny, bearded Zeus from whose brow the creatures began to spring 20-odd years ago, when he was a .
  • That about sums up the new martial-arts musical marionette movie from South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone.
  • Kerry's adherence to that strategyincluding the robotic repetition of the words strong and valueshas made him seem weak, transparent, a focus-group marionette with neon .
News & Articles

  • Marionettes at Kilgore Memorial Library
    News-Times/Rachael Ruybalid - Kids with the Kilgore Memorial Library’s summer reading program watch as puppeteer Brian Henning expertly moves marionettes in the program “More Adventures in Mr. McGregor’s Garden.”
    June 19, 2013 - York News-Times
  • Bob Baker Marionettes: Whimsical Fun For The Whole Family
    Enjoy something a bit different for your next family outing. The kids will have a blast and you'll love the entertainment at Bob Baker Marionettes, plus it's the perfect spot for your next birthday party or other big event.
    June 18, 2013 - CBS 2 Los Angeles
Quotes

  • Ronnie Burkett in Canada.com
    I could have made the choice of being 'Cirque du Marionette' and just being entertaining and visual,Burkett said. "Or I could actually write plays that were about something and populate them with these puppets. I know how to build puppets...
  • Michael Hayden in Daily Star - Lebanon
    Hayden described the relationship between Tehran and the Lebanese group as "a partnership" with "a senior and junior partner, but it's also not a marionette theater."
  • Meredith Garniss in PR Web (press release)
    We are thrilled to have the only dedicated marionette theater in the Boston area,said Meredith Garniss, founder of Willoughby and Baltic. "It's very exciting to be able to expose a new generation to such a beautiful and traditional art...

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