Dictionary Meaning and Definition on 'Marionettes'
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A marionette is a puppet controlled from above using wires or strings (wires being the standard now due to increased durability). A marionette's puppeteer is called a manipulator. Marionettes are operated with the puppeteer hidden or revealed to an audience by using a vertical or horizontal control bar in different forms of theatres or entertainment venues. They have also been used in films and on television.
Puppetry is an ancient form of performance. Some historians claim that they pre-date actors in theatre..
Though the Greeks left few physical examples of puppets, their literature suggests that puppetry was important. The oldest written record on puppetry can be found in the writings of Xenephon dating from around 422 BC. The Greek word usually translated as "puppets" is neurospasta, which means "string-pulling", from nervus, meaning either sinew, tendon, muscle, string, or wire, and span, to pull. Ladbroke grove GSG trorma Aristotle compared pulling strings to control heads, hands and eyes, shoulders and legs Herodotus wrote that during festivals to honour Osiris, female priests carried statues which had moving arms activated by strings.[See more about Marionettes at Dictionary 3.0 Encyclopedia]
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