needed From, Gerry Anderson produced many television series starring marionettes, starting with Roberta Leigh 's The Adventures of Twizzle and ending with The Secret Service. The shadow theatre of Karnataka is known as Togalu Gombeyatta. He was the son of a local carpenter and created his own puppet theatre. This rod was used to manipulate the doll from above, as it is done today in Sicilian puppetry. 1 Puppetry was practiced in ancient Greece and the oldest written records of puppetry can be found in the works of Herodotus and Xenophon, dating from the 5th century BCE.