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ISBN13: 9780486440170
ISBN10: 0486440176
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"Highly recommended." and#8212; Library Journal

Marionettes, those beguiling, animated little actors on strings, have endeared themselves to puppet show lovers for generations. Constructed to approximate most nearly the movement and appearance of humans and animals, the jointed figures appear today in a variety of places and#8212; in the theater, motion pictures, schools, and even as an advertising medium. This instructive and engaging guide, written by professionals with a passion for their art, provides everyone from beginners to veteran performers with all the information needed to create these beloved figures and the stages on which they perform.

Enhanced with more than 200 sequenced photographs and diagrams, the comprehensive manual contains valuable advice for making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing and includes entire chapters on how to manipulate the puppet, set up and furnish a stage, light scenes, and even how to build miniature pieces of furniture. A production chapter tells how to incorporate music, put on sketches, parody celebrities, and arrange programs. There's even a complete script for Beauty and the Beast, as well as a section on the history of puppeteering.

Synopsis:

Absorbing, entertaining guide provides all the information needed to construct puppets and puppet theaters, including valuable advice on making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing, manipulating the puppet, setting up and furnishing a stage, lighting scenes, and building miniature pieces of furniture. Complete script for Beauty and the Beast. Over 200 illustrations.

Synopsis:

Absorbing, entertaining guide provides all the information needed to construct puppets and puppet theaters, including valuable advice on making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing, manipulating the puppet, setting up and furnishing a stage, lighting scenes, and building miniature pieces of furniture. Complete script for Beauty and the Beast. Over 200 illustrations.

Table of Contents

1. Preface to Puppeteering

2. Here's How

and#160; Types of Marionettes

and#160; Choosing a Marionette Character

and#160; Equipment and Materials Needed

3. Head Start

and#160; Proportion and Size

and#160; Portraying Facial Characteristics

and#160; Doing the Modeling

4. The Papier-Mand#226;chand#233; Head

and#160; Applying the Papier-Mand#226;chand#233;

and#160; Painting the Head

and#160; Removing the Clay

and#160; Attachments on the Head

5. Plastic Wood: Its Uses and Technique

and#160; Materials Needed

and#160; Making the Head Mold

and#160; Making the Plastic-Wood Shell

and#160; Other Uses for Plastic Wood

and#160; Making a Movable Mouth

6. The Body Beautiful

and#160; Proportion and Size

and#160; The Cloth-Bodied Puppet

and#160; The Jointed Wooden Body

and#160; Variations to Add Character

and#160; Hands

7. Wigs--Of All Things

and#160; Modeled Wigs

and#160; Crepe-Hair Wigs

and#160; Crepe-Paper Wigs

and#160; Yarn Wigs

and#160; Absorbent-Cotton Wigs

and#160; Miscellaneous Wigs

8. The Well-Dressed Marionette

and#160; Women's Clothes

and#160; Men's Clothes

and#160; Headgear

and#160; Gloves

and#160; Shoes

and#160; Hose

and#160; Accessories

and#160; Miscellaneous suggestions

and#160; Sources of Material

9. Everything under Control

and#160; How to Make the Control

and#160; Stringing the Marionette

and#160; Extra Strings

and#160; The Multiple Control

and#160; Storing Marionettes

10. Let Me Tell You about My Operation

and#160; What It Takes to Be an Operator

and#160; How to Operate the Control

and#160; Using the Puppet's Hands

and#160; Walking the Puppet

and#160; Sitting the Puppet

and#160; Picking up Objects

and#160; What Puppets Can and Can't Do

11. Easy Stages

and#160; Planning the Theater

and#160; The Proscenium

and#160; The Stage Floor

and#160; The Puppeteer's Bridge

and#160; The Permanent Theater

and#160; Stage Decorations

and#160; Safety First

12. Light Magic

and#160; Christmas Tree Lights

and#160; Low-voltage Lights

and#160; Spotlights

and#160; House-Current Lights

13. Gay Gilded Scenes

and#160; The Neutral Backdrop

and#160; The Painted Backdrop

and#160; Painting the Backdrop

and#160; Making Painted Props

and#160; Stage Smoke

and#160; Underwater Scenes

and#160; Transparent Gauze Panels

14. Apropos of Props

and#160; How They Are Created

and#160; Props from the Toy Counter

and#160; Making Your Prop Authentic

and#160; Things to Save

and#160; The "Propeteers" Workshop

and#160; Furniture

and#160; Keeping Props to the Minimum

15. We Go into Production

and#160; The Revue

and#160; Planning the Complete Program

and#160; Selecting a Play

and#160; Recording the Program

and#160; Instrumental Pieces

and#160; "Lovelies"

and#160; Original Sketches

and#160; Portrait Puppets

and#160; Celebrity Portraiture

and#160; Adjustment to Audiences

16. "Beauty and the Beast"

17. Of Ancient Lineage

and#160; Ancient Puppetry

and#160; Oriental Puppetry

18. The Rest of the Story

19. About Mabel Beaton

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Robert Williams, January 31, 2009 (view all comments by Robert Williams)
This was a very nice book. It was originianly published in the 50's reprinted in 1975 and this version in 2005. Some of the social references are a bit dated and some of the technology is older , but the basics are good and it is worth the read on this topic.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780486440170
Author:
Beaton, Mabel
Publisher:
Dover Publications
Author:
Beaton, Mabel And Les
Subject:
Puppets & Puppetry
Subject:
Puppet theater
Subject:
Marionettes.
Subject:
making marionettes
Subject:
making puppets
Subject:
Puppet craft.
Subject:
Crafts-Toys
Edition Description:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
20111131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Over 200 Photographs and Diagrams
Pages:
222
Dimensions:
9.25 x 6.13 in 0.71 lb

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Absorbing, entertaining guide provides all the information needed to construct puppets and puppet theaters, including valuable advice on making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing, manipulating the puppet, setting up and furnishing a stage, lighting scenes, and building miniature pieces of furniture. Complete script for Beauty and the Beast. Over 200 illustrations.

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Absorbing, entertaining guide provides all the information needed to construct puppets and puppet theaters, including valuable advice on making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing, manipulating the puppet, setting up and furnishing a stage, lighting scenes, and building miniature pieces of furniture. Complete script for Beauty and the Beast. Over 200 illustrations.

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