An actor struggles to die on stage but a puppet struggles to live.
If you haven’t already seen this video, watch it now.
Puppeteers Adrian Kohler and Basil Jones of the Handspring Puppet Company show how a simple small hyena puppet evolved into a life-sized horse puppet. The puppets are both simple and complicated, bare and detailed. An amazing accomplishment.
There really isn’t much for me to say because I think the video speaks for itself. The genius with something like this is not the technology, but the humanity. Not the toy, but how the actor brings it to life.