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Most popular Puppetry, miniature & toy theatre books

The most popular Puppetry, miniature & toy theatre books currently available. Updated weekly.
Zippy and Me: My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet
This hilarious autobiography of Rainbow puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew is the first behind-the-scenes look at the iconic children's TV programme
Maker Models: Theatre and Film Set
Craft meets STEAM in these lively books that will help you design, build and create
Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations
Making and Manipulating Marionettes
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.
Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play
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.
Women in the Shadows: Gender, Puppets, and the Power of Tradition in Bali
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.
Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance
Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes
Aspects of Puppet Theatre
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.
Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson: The Story Behind International Rescue
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
Ningyo: The Art of the Japanese Doll features over 250 unique photographs as well as extensive commentary and background history
Puppetry: How to Do It
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.
Making Simple Marionettes
Puppet Theatre
How to transform wooden spoons, pieces of string, outgrown clothes and other scrap materials into enchanting, durable and functional theatrical puppets.
Puppets and Performing Objects: a Practical Guide
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.
Punch and Judy: A Short History with the Original Dialogue
Making Puppets Come Alive: How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry
Puppet: An Essay on Uncanny Life
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.