great Russian puppet-master Sergei Obraztsov said that the puppet theatre
is just as "human" as any other type of human! Puppets are
capable of executing fantastic movements, feelings and thoughts that
are difficult and, at times, even impossible for live actors to portray
convincingly. Inanimate objects and even the stage design itself can
be animated through puppets. Flowers, balloons, the earth itself, skyscrapers,
tools, furniture, weapons, and even just a beam of light are given roles.
They can express feelings, thoughts and relationships, which is something
only possible in puppet theatre.