Mark Twain Hand Puppet
At one time or another the author has made all of the puppets in this website, with the exception of this one, which is a suggested modern version of the large articulated puppets of Osaka, Japan. The Osaka puppets are manipulated by as many as three people standing behind the puppet. The operators are in full view of the audience, but they wear dark clothing and dark hoods over their heads. The voices of the Osaka puppets come from offstage, but in this case one of the operators would probably provide the voice for Mark Twain, who, come to life on the puppet stage, would once again spin out his wondrous and comic yarns.