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Master of puppets

Renowned German puppeteer Frank Soehnle talked to the ‘Taipei Times’ about his artistry, his puppets and his existential quest

By Ho Yi  /  Staff Reporter

Soehnle says that he was once asked about when a puppet starts to come to life and when it dies. He pondered the question for a long time and concluded that puppets are not just objects animated onstage inside a theater.

“People never say the puppets are dead ... It is just a sign of dying,” he mused. “Puppets really start to live in the imagination of the spectator. The moment when a puppet dies is the moment when the spectator forgets it.”

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