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see puppetpuppet,
human or animal figure, generally of a small size and performing on a miniature stage, manipulated by an unseen operator who usually speaks the dialogue. A distinction is made between marionettes, moved by strings or wires from above, and hand puppets, in which the hand
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What does it mean when you dream about ventriloquism?

For the dreamer to throw his or her voice could indicate a part of themselves that they may not be revealing. This dream may also indicate that the dreamer feels beside themselves about a relationship or some other issue.


, ventriloquy
the art of producing vocal sounds that appear to come from another source
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Krespel's earlier comment to the narrator that Antonia enjoys hearing him play the "queen" of his violins is filled out into the drama of Antonia's and Krespel's discovery of the violin's amazing, sympathetic, ventriloquistic power, and Antonia's equally amazing willingness to surrender herself and her voice to her father's wishes, in a fantasy of compliance with his will.
Did they incite colony members to mob the intruder, or did it create a ventriloquistic twist that misdirected an invader?
Collaborative autobiography is inherently ventriloquistic.
12 The ventriloquistic apostrophe that allows the hero to assume his destiny by assuming the place of the dead in symbolic form only, even as it founds the symbolic order in all its autonomous potency--"wretched shall France be only in my name"--on a phantasmatic form of specular identification, represents theater's ideological function in its most irreducible form: a violently repercussive misreading, but a misreading that constitutes the possibility of meaning; a repression, but a repression that conjures what it excludes.
A poem like Baker's shows a ventriloquistic facility with "speechmanners"--a very useful poetic skill.
The broken narrative shifts from one context to another with a sort of ventriloquistic movement, a sleight-of-hand that keeps one looking--or reading--back and forth, stage left to downstage center and back, as if following a cast of characters through an intricately choreographed scene.
There is a submerged freight of horror in a good deal of Pagis's work, but precisely because the historical occasion for it is so enormous, the way he finds to give it compelling expression without the shrillness of hysteria or the bathos of pseudoprophetic pronouncement is to cultivate a variety of distanced, ventriloquistic voices that become authentic surrogates for his own voice.
To view camp as the communal, historically dense exploration of a variety of reparative practices is to be able to do better justice to many of the defining elements of classic camp performance: the startling, juicy displays of excess erudition, for example; the passionate, often hilarious antiquarianism, the prodigal production of alternate historiography; the "over"-attachment to fragmentary, marginal, waste, or leftover products; the rich, highly interruptive affective variety; the irrepressible fascination with ventriloquistic experimentation; the disorienting juxtapositions of present with past, and popular with high culture.