Publication Date: 22/03/1999 ISBN: 9781861261359 Category:

Puppets & Puppet Theatre

David Currell

Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Publication Date: 22/03/1999 ISBN: 9781861261359 Category:
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Puppets & Puppet Theatre is essential reading for everyone interested in making and performing with puppets. It concentrates on designing, making and performing with the main types of puppet, and is extensively illustrated in full colour throughout. Topics covered include: nature and heritage of puppet theatre; the anatomy of a puppet, its design and structure; materials and methods for sculpting, modelling and casting; step-by-step instructions for making glove, hand, rod and shadow puppets & marionettes; puppet control and manipulation; staging principles, stage and scenery design; principles of sound & lighting and finally, organisation of a show. AUTHOR: David Currell, a teacher, semi- professional puppeteer and author of five previous puppet theatre books, is ideally equipped to provide the information and support required for anyone engaged in puppetry. He was co-founder of the National Puppet Centre and its chairperson for nearly twenty years. 120 colour photos

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