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Jim Henson: The Biography
Jim Henson: The Biography
by Brian Jay Jones
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NATIONAL BESTSELLER For the first time ever — a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was... (read more)

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Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theater: Antonin Artaud, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett
Cruelty and Desire in the Modern Theater: Antonin Artaud, Sarah Kane, and Samuel Beckett
by Laurens De Vos
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Departing from a refreshing look at the ideas of Antonin Artaud, this book provides a thorough analysis of how both Sarah Kane and Samuel Beckett are indebted to his legacy. In juxtaposing these playwrights, De Vos minutely points out how both in their... (read more)

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The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater (Princeton Legacy Library)
The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater (Princeton Legacy Library)
by Mary Sabine Zurbuchen
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Bali's shadow puppet theater, like others in Southeast Asia, is a complex tradition with many conventions that puzzle Western observers. Mary Zurbuchen demonstrates how the linguistic codes of this rich art form mediate between social groups, cultural... (read more)

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Puppet Puppet Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life an Essay on Uncanny Life an Essay on Uncanny Life
Puppet Puppet Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life an Essay on Uncanny Life an Essay on Uncanny Life
by Kenneth Gross
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The puppet can entertain or terrify, evoke the innocence of childhood, or become a magical entity, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets are often creepy things, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this... (read more)

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Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal
Imagination Illustrated: The Jim Henson Journal
by Karen Falk
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Jim Henson's iconic puppet characters, fantastic worlds, and warm humor have delighted millions of people of all ages. His incredibly diverse body of work, from the Muppets to the world of The Dark Crystal, reveals his charm and genius to fans old and... (read more)

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Puppetry: A Reader in Theatre Practice (Readers in Theatre Practices)
Puppetry: A Reader in Theatre Practice (Readers in Theatre Practices)
by Penny Francis
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Theatregoers are increasingly aware of the growing use of object and figure animation throughout the performing arts. Puppetry offers engaging contemporary perspectives on this universal art-form. It provides an account of puppetry's different... (read more)

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Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theater
Karagiozis: Culture and Comedy in Greek Puppet Theater
by Linda S. Myrsiades
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Karagiozis - a form of comic folk drama employing stock puppet figures - was immensely popular in Greece until recent years, when newer forms of entertainment have virtually eclipsed it. Derived from ancient Byzantine and Greek sources, it takes its name... (read more)

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No Strings Attached: The Inside Story of Jim Henson's Creature Shop
No Strings Attached: The Inside Story of Jim Henson's Creature Shop
by Matt Bacon
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Who doesn't want to know how Babe, that incredible talking sheep-corralling pig, works? Or how metal and latex foam are sculpted and molded to create realistic skin -- a human's, a dragon's, a gorilla's? And exactly how did a wisecracking frog named... (read more)

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The Complete Book of Puppetry
The Complete Book of Puppetry
by George Latshaw
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An expert conducts readers through every stage of the puppeteer's art, including how to construct several types of puppets, developing distinctive voices for characters, and translating human body language into puppet movement. Other chapters focus... (read more)

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Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton
Shadow Woman: The Extraordinary Career of Pauline Benton
by Grant Hayter Menzies
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Kansas-born Pauline Benton (1898-1974) was encouraged by her father, one of America's earliest feminist male educators, to reach for the stars. Instead, she reached for shadows. In 1920s Beijing, she discovered shadow theatre (piyingxi), a performance... (read more)

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Puppet Plays for Libraries
Puppet Plays for Libraries
by Deanna Baran
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20 original puppet plays designed for a one-librarian show. Plays with library cards. Plays with library books. Plays about how libraries are relevant to the everyday lives of their young patrons.... (read more)

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Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life
Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life
by Kenneth Gross
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The puppet creates delight and fear. It may evoke the innocent play of childhood, or become a tool of ritual magic, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets can be creepy things, secretive, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture... (read more)

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From the Greek Mimes To Marcel Marceau and Beyond
From the Greek Mimes To Marcel Marceau and Beyond
by Annette Bercut Lust
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Filmography: p. [297]-308. Includes bibliographical references (p. 309-336) and index.... (read more)

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The Golden Age of Pantomime: Slapstick, Spectacle and Subversion in Victorian England
The Golden Age of Pantomime: Slapstick, Spectacle and Subversion in Victorian England
by Jeffrey Richards
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Queen Victoria and her family loved the pantomime, so did her subjects of all classes.The English Pantomime is one of the most popular, least analysed of all theatrical forms. It's been the festive mainstay of the English stage since the eighteenth... (read more)

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Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination
Jim Henson: The Works: The Art, the Magic, the Imagination
by Christopher Finch
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The ultimate gift for Muppet lovers everywhere, this extraordinary tribute celebrates 40 years of Henson's creative genius--from his best-known inventions to his lesser known but equally fascinating notions for everything from designs for futuristic... (read more)

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The Mime Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Mime
The Mime Book: A Comprehensive Guide to Mime
by Claude Kipnis
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The great French mime performer, Claude Kipnis, reveals the mechanisms and techniques of mime in an easy-to-understand translation. This is not a theoretical "art of" book, but a functional "how to" and "why to" instructional guide. Individual exercises... (read more)

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Pantomime
Pantomime
by Tina Bicat
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Pantomime: A Practical Guide is for those who find themselves involved in putting a pantomime on stage, and most particularly for those working on limited budgets in smaller venues. This excellent handbook tells you how to solve the particular problems... (read more)

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Puppets: Methods and Materials
Puppets: Methods and Materials
by Cedric Flower
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An exciting guide to creating and using hand, shadow, rod, and marionette puppets! Tools and techniques are fully described along with methods for assembling the bodies, painting and decorating a puppet, controlling the movement, and constructing a stage.... (read more)

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Puppetry: A World History
Puppetry: A World History
by Eileen Blumenthal
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- Virtually no competition - most historical overviews are by university presses, are not heavily illustrated, and are not comprehensive; or they're extremely expensive and difficult to find. - Julie Taymor, Playing with Fire is in its second edition... (read more)

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The Art of Pantomime
The Art of Pantomime
by Charles Aubert
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A well-illustrated analysis of pantomime's extensive variety of emotional expressions, attainable through attitude and gesture, features advice on exercises for maintaining a supple form and achieving specific bodily movements, use of theatrical... (read more)

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