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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
Ultimate Sock Puppet Book: Clever Tips, Tricks, and Techniques for Creating Imaginative Sock Puppets
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.
Women and Puppetry: Critical and Historical Investigations
Puppets and Puppet Theatre
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.
Ventriloquism Made Easy, 2nd Edition: How to Talk to Your Hand Without Looking Stupid!
Explains how to use standard puppets as well as novelty figures such as balloon animals and gym socks. This book includes 22 comedy dialogues to get you started.
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.
Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes
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
Rainbow Puppet Theater Book: Fourteen Classic Puppet Plays
Fourteen play for puppets, especially adapted by master puppeteer Estelle Bryer. A wonderful resource book for Steiner-Waldorf teachers.
Asian Theatre Puppets: Creativity, Culture and Craftsmanship: From the Collection of Paul Lin
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.
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.
Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance
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.
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
Wondrous Brutal Fictions: Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater
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.
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.