Noble, Dennis E. (Canadian playwright, librettist, composer, 1934-____), “The Puppet-Master,”
a __-minute bare-stage dance fantasy-drama in English, set in _______, ____,
2m1f or 1m2f
(1m dancer, 1f dancer, 1m or 1f narrator)
© 1994 by Dennis E. Noble;
• in Dennis E. Noble’s The Puppet-Master (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.: Baker’s Plays, 1994);
• scripts/rights available from Baker’s Plays, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A., fax 617-482-7613.
• Cited by Chris Johnson via e-mail cjohns@cc.UManitoba.CA, September 7, 1995, Baker’s Plays, 100 Chauncy Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02111-1783, 617-482-1280, fax 617-482-7613; Western Representative;
• script/rights available from Samuel French, Inc., 45 West 45th Street New York, New York 10010-2751, U.S.A., telephone 212-206-8990, fax 212-206-1429, http://www.samuelfrench.com; Samuel French, Inc., 7623 Sunset Boulevard, Dept. W, Hollywood, California 90046-2785, U.S.A., telephone 213-876-0570; fax 323-876-6822; Samuel French, Inc. 11963 Ventura Boulevard, Studio City, California 91604, U.S.A., telephone 818-762-0535; Samuel French (Canada) Ltd. 100 Lombard Street, Dept. W, Toronto, Ontario M5C 1M3, Canada, telephone 416-363-3536, fax 416 363-1108; 52 Fitzroy Street-Dept. W, London W1P 6JR, England, telephone (44207) 387-9373, fax (44207) 387-2161, http://www.samuelfrench-london.co.uk/sf/Pages/acted/sfactingeds.html.
Puppet-Master (m), __, ____; ____ (m), __, puppet; ____ (f), __, puppet.
Two puppets are in love but unable to express it. Suddenly the boy puppet discovers that he can move without the Puppet-Master’s strings. He struggles to convince the girl puppet that she, too, can move on her own; that she, too, can live independently of the Puppet-Master. But will his love be strong enough to overcome her doubts and fears?
The Puppet-Master also exists as a ballet with a piano score by Denytro Sivik. Interested parties may contact by regular post Dennis Noble, 127 Handsart Boulevard, Winnipeg, Manitoba R3P 0C4, Canada, or by telephone 204-489-3956.
control, dependency, doubt, independence, inhibition, love, puppet.