Puppet: is an object resembling a human, animal or mythical figure animated by a person called a puppeteer.
The puppeteer uses movements of their hands, arms, or control devices such as rods or strings to move the body, head, limbs, and in some cases the mouth and eyes of the puppet.
The puppeteer often speaks in the voice of the character of the puppet, and then synchronizes the movements of the puppet's mouth with this spoken part.The actions, gestures and spoken parts acted out by the puppeteer with the puppet are typically used in storytelling.
Puppetry is a very ancient form of theater which dates back to the 5th century BC in Ancient Greece.
Several types of puppets:
Finger puppet: which is a tiny puppet that fits onto a single finger.
Sock puppet: which is formed and operated by inserting one's hand inside a sock, with the opening and closing of the hand simulating the movement of the puppet's "mouth."
Rod puppet: is constructed around a central rod secured to the head.
Shadow puppet: is a cut-out figure held between a source of light and a translucent screen.
Bunraku puppets: are a type of Japanese wood-carved puppet.
Carnival puppets: are large puppets, typically bigger than a human, designed to be part of a large spectacle or parade.