Most popular Puppetry, miniature & toy theatre books
The most popular Puppetry, miniature & toy theatre books currently available. Updated weekly.
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create
This work provides an introduction to the marionette tradition and the principles and practicalities of marionette design. It includes advice on materials and methods for carving, modelling and casting puppet parts.
This text is concerned with the making and performing of puppets, concentrating on design and performance with the main types of puppet. Topics covered include: nature and heritage of puppet theatre; the anatomy of a puppet; its design and structure and puppet control and manipulation.
A guide to the design, construction and manipulation and presentation of shadow puppets, considered by many to be the oldest puppet theatre tradition. This work explains traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows. It also includes photographs.
Wayang kulit, or shadow puppetry, connects a mythic past to the present through public ritual performance and is one of most important performance traditions in Bali. The dalang, or puppeteer, is revered in Balinese society as a teacher and spiritual leader.
Reveals a world where a suitcase can comment on politics and a marionette can play Faust. This work is a practical exploration of the use of puppets and objects, and how they are used with light, shadows and sound in performance.
Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet Theatre, was groundbreaking in its analysis of puppetry as a performing art. This new edition of a classic brings the original text back to life, including four additional essays and a new introduction, edited and translated by leading puppetry scholar Penny Francis.
An in-depth look at the making of the classic puppet and live action series produced by Gerry and Sylvia Anderson that thrilled audiences worldwide in the 60s and 70s. Thunderbirds, UFO, Captain Scarlet and the Mysterons and Space: 1999, among many others, are examined to show just why these much-loved shows remain so iconic in the 21st century.
Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history
A practical, and inspiring guide to using puppetry in theatre - the perfect entry point for anyone looking to use puppets in their productions, to explore what puppets can do, or to develop their puppetry skills. Ideal for actors and performers, for directors and designers, and for teachers and students of all ages and levels of experience.
Introduces the theatre puppets from major Asian traditions, taking the reader on a journey through hundreds of years of craftsmanship and creativity in nearly 350 photographs. This illustrated book is of interest to audiences with an interest in the Asian arts, as well as to the general reader.
Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time.
The puppet can entertain or terrify, evoke the innocence of childhood, or become a magical entity, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. This book takes us on a meditative journey through the world of puppet theater, exploring the mysterious fascination of these unsettling objects.