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Argy-Bargy!
argy-bargy [ahr-gee-bahr-gee]

-noun, plural -gies. Chiefly British Slang
1. a lively or disputatious discussion.
2. a verbal dispute; a wrangling argument

Origin:
1595–1605; argle-bargle

 

Notes on despair in the marionette theatre

Primary colours are used almost exclusively on children’s television

resulting in an influence on the rest of the life of the children who

are excluded from the finer detail of visual art, including that of the

marionette theatre. This causes despair for the marionettist.

Lighting in puppet theatre is primitive and is not considered to any

great extent in courses on puppetry and certainly not in courses on

the marionette. This causes despair for the marionettist.

There is virtually no political debate in the marionette theatre.

This causes despair for the marionettist.

A person drawn to the ephemeral art of acting will have ambition

and must act, whether he/she is any good at it or not. Given no

parts in the actors theatre the actor turns to the puppet for help.

The puppet refuses to help. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The thrill of bigness permeates the arts and affects the marionette

theatre. This causes despair for the marionettist.

Many people try their hand at presenting Punch and Judy, many

fail. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The cost of commissioning a script from a published writer and the

unwillingness of such writers to write not only for the marionette theatre

but puppetry in general, causes despair for the marionettist.

Ego of successful writers is a problem. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The allocation of money in the field of arts is based on value judgment

that results in unfair economics. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The quest for pleasure without the realisation or expectation that the theatre,

and marionette theatre in particular, is not only for pleasure causes despair

for the marionettist.

Ageism and male prejudice causes despair for the marionettist.

The imagination of the authority causes despair for the marionettist.

Video. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The cost of administration. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The belief that ordinary people exist. This causes despair for the marionettist.

The visual dominance of the operators in table top and object theatre

are a cause of despair for the marionettist.