- uploaded: Jul 26, 2012
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A youngster viewing a puppet show will sit happily entranced and seemingly captivated by the animated, talking marionettes, believing that they are very much alive and real. One day however, when the child has grown a little older and sees the strings attached to the puppets for the very first time, the illusion is forever shattered. From that moment onwards, the child will always know that hidden hands control these lifelike figures. For the youngster, the extent of the puppet-theater is a small box with curtains, where the strings rise up to the loving hands of parents and friendly neighbors. But for the adult, the “Virtual Puppet-theater” is the controlled space between their ears. This is the space in which their whole belief-system can be manipulated, held entranced and fascinated by the puppet-masters, directing cleverly crafted plays, dramas and crisis.