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Making Puppets Come Alive: How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry (Dover Craft Books)

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Unlike other performing arts, puppetry is perhaps the only art form in which directing, acting, writing, designing, sculpture, and choreography are combined. In effect, the performer is creating an artistic entertainment that will appeal to audiences of all ages — in homes, in theaters, and in classrooms.

This lucid, easy-to-follow book was specifically conceived to teach beginners how to bring a hand puppet to life and how, with practice, to develop the skills needed to mount an amateur puppet show — complete with staging, costumes, and special effects. Award-winning puppeteers Larry Engler and Carol Fijan provide ingenious finger, wrist, and arm exercises that are crucial for creating a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. They also cover the elements of good puppet theatrical technique: speech, voice use, and synchronization; stage deportment and interactions; improvisation, dramatic conflict, role characterization, and more.

Every detail is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated with photographs, specific chapters being devoted to the use of props, puppet voices and movements, the construction of simple stages and lighting effects, and much more. A splendid addition to the literature on this subject, Making Puppets Come Alive is "the best book on hand puppetry we've seen." — The Whole Kids Catalog.

Synopsis:

Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique.

Synopsis:

Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique: voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, simple staging, lighting effects, and more. All clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.

Synopsis:

"The best book on hand puppetry we've seen." — The Whole Kids Catalog. Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique: voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, simple staging, lighting effects, and more. All clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.

Table of Contents

Introduction
What Is Puppetry?
What Is a Puppet?
Hand Puppets
Finger Movements
Wrist Movements
Arm Movements
An Exercise for Basic Movements
Pantomime
The Use of Props
Puppet Voices
How Should a Puppet Move When Speaking?
Improvisation and Conflict
Suggested Improvisations
Mouth Puppets
Critique
Preparing an End-of-Term Production
The Construction of Felt Puppets
The Construction of Simple Mouth Puppets
Simple Stages
Simple Lighting
Appendix: An Outline for Lesson Plan
Bibliography of Recommended Books
List of Puppetry Organizations

Product Details

ISBN:
9780486293783
With:
Fijan, Carol
Author:
Fijan, Carol
Author:
Engler, Larry
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Location:
Mineola, N.Y. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Puppets & Puppetry
Subject:
Theater - General
Subject:
Misc. theatrical forms
Subject:
Puppet making
Subject:
Puppet theater
Subject:
Hand puppets.
Subject:
General Performing Arts
Subject:
General Crafts & Hobbies
Subject:
Crafts-Toys
Subject:
Models
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Dover Craft Books
Series Volume:
4
Publication Date:
19970131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9 x 6.38 in 0.79 lb

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"Synopsis" by ,
Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique.
"Synopsis" by ,
Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique: voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, simple staging, lighting effects, and more. All clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.
"Synopsis" by ,
"The best book on hand puppetry we've seen." — The Whole Kids Catalog. Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique: voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, simple staging, lighting effects, and more. All clearly explained and beautifully illustrated.
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