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Welcome to Animations Online, the bi-monthly online magazine run by the Puppet Centre Trust. PCT is a development agency to advocate, support and advance England's puppetry and related theatre forms. Animations Online is a voice for contemporary puppetry and related theatre forms offering discussion and debate on recent puppet-theatre events, reviews, news from the puppet community and a forum for those interested in puppetry in all its forms to exchange ideas and debate developments. Animations Online aims to represent the full spectrum of professional practice, from traditional puppetry to experimental visual theatre using puppetry or animation, and we look forward to hearing your news, views and suggestions for future content.
The deadline for items for the next issue is December10th 2004. Please send your news items and suggestions for editorial content to

Animations Online is edited by Penny Francis and Dorothy Max Prior assisted by PCT director Beccy Smith. Web design by Gabz Digital Media.

In this issue...
PCT Update: News from the Puppet Centre Trust - the latest from director Beccy Smith
Company Profile: Horse + Bamboo
Feature: Grown-Up Puppetry - Dorothy Max Prior with the first of a two-part look at puppetry for adult audiences
Feature: Training Matters: Why Actors Need Puppetry by Eleanor Margolies
Feature: Shorts are Beautiful: Penny Francis on the beauty of brevity in puppetry performance.
Reviews - Visions Festival Round-Up, Venus and Adonis, Moby Duck
Noticeboard: news from puppeteers, companies and other arts organisations. Coming events and workshops.

The views expressed or opinions stated in Animations Online are those of the writers and not necessarily those of the publisher, The Puppet Centre Trust. Reasonable care has been taken to ensure that information is correct, but no liability will be accepted for any errors which may occur.
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