Puppet creation and performance for Hamlet Live, 2012

Creation of the King, Queen and Viillian puppet for The Mousetrap, the short film within the live stage performance of Hamlet Live.

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Finish off last minute touches on the handmade puppets prior to the shoot.

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The King puppet at rest.

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Myself and the King puppet. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Details of the King puppet - created with recycled sweater scraps, old jewelry scraps and other found objects. The medallion of his neck chain was a far too heavy giant earring I wore at one point. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Myself getting the King puppet centrered in the monitor moments before the director, Kurt Spenrath calls for action. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Puppets up! Robin and I get our puppets ready and are listening to direction from the director of Hamlet Live, Kurt Spenrath. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Myself performing the King with Robin Polfuss of RoRoArt (an Unraku alumni) performs the Queen. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The King expresses concern. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The Queen hides her treachery well. (The puppeteer Robin Polfuss of RoRoArt isn't hiding her enjoyment whatsoever!) Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Myself and the King. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The Queen puppet created with found materials & scraps by myself. Performed by Robin Polfuss of RoRoArt, and Unraku alumni. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The King and Queen get affectionate. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Taking direction for the next portion of the film. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Canoodling. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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A detail shot of The Queen puppet. It was created with found materials, recycled sweater scraps and discarded broken jewelry. Perfect for a post-apocalyptic version of Hamlet. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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Detail shot of The Villian. The puppet was created with found materials and recycled sweater scraps. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The dastardly Villian strokes his beard as he plots the king's demise and intends to seduce the queen. Photo credit to Christos Tsirbas (www.evil-genius.ca)

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The Villian has a deadly concoction of Hebanon to poison the King.

Hamlet Live


The official trailer

for Hamlet Live.

The Mousetrap

Hamlet Live

Featuring:

Puppets by Anarkiti

Performed by

Kristi of Anarkiti

& Robin of www.RoRoArt.com