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Puppetry, miniature & toy theatre books

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Recently Published

The Well-Dressed Puppet A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes by Cheralyn Lambeth The Well-Dressed Puppet A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes

Costumes are an integral part of any performance, adding believability, conveying setting, or establishing the tone, a fact that is no less true when your performer is a puppet! The only book of its kind, The Well-Dressed Puppet will show...
Format: Hardback - Released: 18/12/2017

Sloth Coloring Book A Coloring Book for Adult Relaxation Featuring Sloth Designs with Mandalas, Floral and Gardens for Stress Relief by Alex Art Sloth Coloring Book A Coloring Book for Adult Relaxation Featuring Sloth Designs with Mandalas, Floral and Gardens for Stress Relief


Format: Paperback - Released: 15/11/2017

Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades Drawings by Thomas Trummer, Omar Berrada Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades Drawings
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Format: Hardback - Released: 01/07/2017

Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves by Ward Keeler Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves

As with many performing arts in Asia, neither the highly stylized images of the Javanese shadow play nor its musical complexity detracts from its wide popularity. By a context-sensitive analysis of shadow-play performances, Ward Keeler shows that they fascinate so...
Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2017

Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves by Ward Keeler Javanese Shadow Plays, Javanese Selves

As with many performing arts in Asia, neither the highly stylized images of the Javanese shadow play nor its musical complexity detracts from its wide popularity. By a context-sensitive analysis of shadow-play performances, Ward Keeler shows that they fascinate so...
Format: Paperback - Released: 21/03/2017

How to Build the Set of a Puppet Theatre by Francis E. Saunders How to Build the Set of a Puppet Theatre

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Format: eBook - Released: 26/08/2016

How to Use Puppets in English Lessons in Schools by Francis E. Saunders How to Use Puppets in English Lessons in Schools

This book contains classic material dating back to the 1900s and before. The content has been carefully selected for its interest and relevance to a modern audience.
Format: eBook - Released: 26/08/2016

Wayang Potehi of Java by Ardian Purwoseputro Wayang Potehi of Java

Indonesia is blessed with vast and unique arts and culture. One form of performance art that came from China and was warmly received in Java is Wayang Potehi. This hand-puppet performance art went through its own up and downs over...
Format: Hardback - Released: 23/06/2016

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The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson Essays on His Work and Legacy Beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street by Jennifer C. Garlen The Wider Worlds of Jim Henson Essays on His Work and Legacy Beyond The Muppet Show and Sesame Street

Jim Henson was the creative force behind a huge catalog of television series, films, specials, and other productions, even excepting the Muppets. This collection of essays delves into the rest of Henson's body of work, including projects developed during his...
Format: Paperback - Released: 01/03/2018

Illusions Of Life: Burmese Marionettes by Ma Thanegi Illusions Of Life: Burmese Marionettes

More than entertainment, Burmese marionettes were used as a means of educating the audience in literature, history, religion, customs and current affairs. This is a portrayal of this rich tradition which is now on the brink of extinction.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2018

Shadows Of Life: Nang Thalung: Thai Popular Shadow Theatre by Sven Broman Shadows Of Life: Nang Thalung: Thai Popular Shadow Theatre

Illustrated with numerous examples of shadowy figures from two Thai and two Swedish collections, this is a description of the southern Thai popular tradition of shadow theatre and its differences with the central Thai classical school.
Format: Hardback - Released: 02/03/2018

The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs by Beth Osnes The Shadow Puppet Theatre of Malaysia A Study of Wayang Kulit with Performance Scripts and Puppet Designs

This comprehensive book explores the Malaysian form of shadow puppet theatre, highlighting its unique nature within the context of Southeast Asian and Asian shadow puppet theatre traditions. Intended for a Western audience not familiar with Asian performance and practices, the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/03/2018

The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater by Mary Sabine Zurbuchen The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater

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 influences, historical periods,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Puppets of Nostalgia The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese Awaji Ningyo Tradition by Jane Marie Law Puppets of Nostalgia The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese Awaji Ningyo Tradition

Puppets of Nostalgia is the first major work in any Western language to examine the ritual origins and religious dimensions of puppetry in Japan. In a lucid and engaging style accessible to the general reader, Jane Marie Law describes the...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/03/2018

Other books in this genre

Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes by Mary (Professor of Costume Design, West Virginia University.) McClung Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes
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Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your...
Format: Paperback - Released: 15/04/2016

Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes by Mary (Professor of Costume Design, West Virginia University.) McClung Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes
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Foam Patterning and Construction Techniques: Turning 2D Designs into 3D Shapes explains how to create your theatrical prop, puppet, or costume design using the unique and tricky medium of foam. Step-by-step instructions, photographs, and explanations illustrate how to translate your...
Format: Hardback - Released: 15/04/2016

The Worlds of Gerry and Sylvia Anderson The Story Behind International Rescue by Ian Fryer The 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...
Format: Hardback - Released: 24/03/2016

Paper Sack Puppets 60+ Easy Patterns and Activities for Librarians, Teachers and Parents by Eunice Wright, Juli Wright Paper Sack Puppets 60+ Easy Patterns and Activities for Librarians, Teachers and Parents
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Presents dozens of original patterns for a particular kind of puppet - those made from paper sacks. Along with the patterns are related activities, music, poems, book lists, and games. Chock full of great ideas and clear instructions, the book...
Format: Paperback - Released: 18/09/2015

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance by Dassia N. Posner The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative,...
Format: Paperback - Released: 22/05/2015

Hand Shadow Fun by Frank Jacobs Hand Shadow Fun


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/03/2015

Puppets of Nostalgia The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese Awaji Ningyo Tradition by Jane Marie Law Puppets of Nostalgia The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese Awaji Ningyo Tradition

Puppets of Nostalgia is the first major work in any Western language to examine the ritual origins and religious dimensions of puppetry in Japan. In a lucid and engaging style accessible to the general reader, Jane Marie Law describes the...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/02/2015

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