Puppets and Puppet Theatre

Puppets and Puppet Theatre

Puppets & Puppet Theatre is essential reading for everyone interested in making and performing with puppets.

Author: David Currell

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847977908

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

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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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play

Traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows, are explained with precision and clarity, and illustrated by photographs that include the work of some of the ...

Author: David Currell

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781785000621

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 972

Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction and manipulation and presentation of shadow puppets, considered by many to be the oldest puppet theatre tradition. Traditional shadow play techniques, together with modern materials and methods and recent explorations into theatre of shadows, are explained with precision and clarity, and illustrated by photographs that include the work of some of the finest shadow players in the world. Topics covered include an introduction to shadow play, its traditions and the principles of shadow puppet design; advice on materials and methods for constructing and controlling traditional shadow puppets and scenery; step-by-step instructions for adding detail and decoration and creating transculent figures in full-colour; detailed methods for constructing shadow theatres using a wide range of lighting techniques; techniques of shadow puppet performance and contemporary explorations with shadow play; and instructions for making animated, silhouette films with digital photography. Lavishly illustrated throughout, Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play sets out detailed instructions for making and presenting shadow puppets by traditional methods and with the latest materials and techniques. Superbly illustrated with 420 colour photographs and helpful tips and suggestions.
Categories: Performing Arts

Aspects of Puppet Theatre

Aspects of Puppet Theatre

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.

Author: Henryk Jurkowski

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 9781137338457

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 216

View: 730

Henryk Jurkowski's seminal 1988 text, Aspects of Puppet Theatre, was ground-breaking in its analysis of puppetry as an important performing art. Focusing on the cultural and social functions of puppetry, Jurkowski traced the role of puppetry in cultural life, from its ritualistic roots to its influence on modernist art and presence in contemporary theatre. 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.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Puppet Theatre

Puppet Theatre

Puppet Theatre offers twelve detailed, beautifully illustrated projects with all the techniques you need for a simple puppet show or full theatrical performance.

Author: Maija Baric

Publisher: Crafts and family Activities

ISBN: 1903458722

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 95

View: 261

Puppet Theatre offers twelve detailed, beautifully illustrated projects with all the techniques you need for a simple puppet show or full theatrical performance. You can make finger, hand and knee puppets; make puppets from twigs, stones, potatoes and paper; construct rod puppets, marionettes and shadow theatre; animate your puppets and give each their own unique character; create costumes, staging, scenery, props, lighting and sound effects.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Paul McPharlin and the Puppet Theater

Paul McPharlin and the Puppet Theater

Besides the author's extensive research on McPharlin and puppetry, the book draws on significant contributions from McPharlin's wife, puppeteer and author Marjorie Batchelder McPharlin, who allowed the use of her 18-year correspondence with ...

Author: Ryan Howard

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786424337

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

View: 973

"This extensively researched work on McPharlin and puppetry takes the reader through McPharlin's childhood, his education in New York, his puppeteering years, his service in World War II, and his death in 1948"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: Performing Arts

How to Build the Set of a Puppet Theatre

How to Build the Set of a Puppet Theatre

This vintage book is a concise and novice-friendly guide to designing and building your own puppet theatre.

Author: Francis E. Saunders

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781473355033

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 24

View: 989

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.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education

Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education

Informed by developments in assessments and cognitive research, this book features approachable puppetry activities, educational strategies and lesson plans for teachers that expand any syllabus and unlock new methods of learning, including ...

Author: Johanna Smith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350012929

Category: Drama

Page: 184

View: 704

Connecting the art of puppetry with deeper learning for children, this workbook offers a comprehensive guide on how to bring puppetry into the classroom. It places puppet design, construction and manipulation at the heart of arts education and as a key contributor to 'manual intelligence' in young people. Packed with practical, illustrated exercises using materials and technology readily available to teachers, Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education shows you how the craft can enliven and enrich any classroom environment, and offers helpful links between puppetry, the curriculum and other aspects of education. Informed by developments in assessments and cognitive research, this book features approachable puppetry activities, educational strategies and lesson plans for teachers that expand any syllabus and unlock new methods of learning, including: - Making puppets from basic materials and everyday objects - Puppetizing children's literature - Puppetizing science - Film-making with puppets Puppetry in Theatre and Arts Education is a core text for arts education courses as well as an essential addition to any teacher's arsenal of teaching strategies.
Categories: Drama

Puppetry A Reader in Theatre Practice

Puppetry  A Reader in Theatre Practice

The book gathers together material from an international selection of sources, bringing puppet theatre to life for the student, practitioner and amateur alike.

Author: Penny Francis

Publisher: Red Globe Press

ISBN: 0230232736

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 208

View: 826

In this sophisticated and compelling introduction to puppet theatre, Penny Francis offers engaging contemporary perspectives on this universal art-form. She provides an account of puppetry's different facets, from its demands and techniques, through its uses and abuses, to its history and philosophy. Now recognized as a valuable and powerful medium used in the making of most forms of theatre and filmed work, those referring to Puppetry will discover something of the roots, dramaturgy, literature and techniques of this visual art form. The book gathers together material from an international selection of sources, bringing puppet theatre to life for the student, practitioner and amateur alike.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Italian Puppet Theater

The Italian Puppet Theater

This is the first full-length, English language study of Italian puppetry.

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

ISBN: 0786443464

Category: History

Page: 302

View: 786

"This first English-language study traces the history of Italian puppetry from its evolution in the 16th century. Topics include: the golden ages of marionettes, glove puppets, fantoccini, pupi, and other forms; descriptions of episodic, dramatic performances known as rappresentanti figurati; and in-depth studies of two marionette companies, Turin's Lupi and Catania's Fratelli Napoli"--Provided by publisher.
Categories: History

Puppetry in Education and Therapy

Puppetry in Education and Therapy

This book illustrates that puppetry arts can affect learning and behavior and that puppets indeed have the power to unlock doors to the mind and heart.

Author: Edited by Matthew Bernier and Judith O'Hare

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1452057494

Category: Reference

Page: 240

View: 928

In Puppetry in Education and Therapy: Unlocking Doors to the Mind and Heart, one finds enormous variety, ingenuity, and creativity in the types of puppets, and the ways they are used in education and in therapy. Puppeteers, therapists, and educators, articulate what is meant by “puppetry in education” and “puppet therapy” and how it is the same or different from “puppet theatre”. They describe the unique characteristics and theory of puppetry in education and therapy, the skills it takes to be successful in these areas, the skills that are passed on to people who use puppets for personal expression, and how to assess the impact of puppets on learning or behavior change. Twenty-six authors discuss topics such as puppetry and the multiple intelligences; the process versus the product; using puppetry in schools to promote literacy, preserve cultural heritage, and teach music; how puppetry contributes to Core Curriculum Standards, the theoretical underpinnings of therapeutic puppetry, and a range of ways of facilitating growth and development. If you’re already using puppets, this book will inspire you to understand your work differently and to explore new possibilities. If you’re a teacher or a therapist and you’ve never used puppets before, it will open a whole world of possibilities. This book illustrates that puppetry arts can affect learning and behavior and that puppets indeed have the power to unlock doors to the mind and heart.
Categories: Reference

The Puppet Theatre Handbook

The Puppet Theatre Handbook

Author: Marjorie Hope Batchelder

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004187368

Category: Puppet making

Page: 293

View: 184

Categories: Puppet making

Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre

Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre

No previous work on wayang has treated in depth what is the focus of this book: the power of the theatrical medium, the actuality of the performance as a physical, emotional, and social experience and event, and the sensations and feelings ...

Author: Jan Mrázek

Publisher: Kitlv Press

ISBN: IND:32000004557270

Category: Drama

Page: 567

View: 538

No previous work on wayang has treated in depth what is the focus of this book: the power of the theatrical medium, the actuality of the performance as a physical, emotional, and social experience and event, and the sensations and feelings involved in performing and watching an all-night wayang performance. A single puppeteer moves puppets, delicately carved and painted according to a complex iconography, in dance-like patterns integrated with continuous music, which he also directs; he speaks the voices of all characters; and he represents beings and a mythological world that reflect (on) the human world, including the specific occasion and the people present. Paying attention to the wholeness of the 'multimedia' performance as an event, as well as to the sensations, subtle movements, and particular intonations of the performance, the author of this book bases his 'thick description' on years of learning to perform wayang, attending and participating in performances, interviews and discussions with people involved with wayang, supplemented by study of texts, from old manuscripts and performance manuals to newspaper articles and reports on performances. He shows the need not to be limited to any single discipline: in wayang, the relationships and interaction, for example, between visual movements and music, or between actions on the screen and actions among the audience-participants, are no less significant than, for example, the relationships within music. The book includes the most extensive discussion of recent changes in wayang theatre, its interaction with various traditional and modern entertainments, and the ways it is affected by politics and economy. A postscript focuses on the post-Soeharto era. The book is a contribution to the study of Indonesian performing arts and culture, but it is also intended for anyone interested in theatre and performing arts generally. Book jacket.
Categories: Drama

The Puppet Theatre in America

The Puppet Theatre in America

Author: Paul McPharlin

Publisher: New York : Harper

ISBN: UCSC:32106001668489

Category: Puppet-plays

Page: 506

View: 193

Categories: Puppet-plays

Puppets Masks and Performing Objects

Puppets  Masks  and Performing Objects

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

Author: John Bell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262522934

Category: Art

Page: 197

View: 963

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. The topics include Stephen Kaplin's new theory of puppet theater based on distance and ratio, a historical overview of mechanical and electrical performing objects, a Yiddish puppet theater of the 1920s and 1930s, an account of the Bread and Puppet Theater's Domestic Resurrection Circus and a manifesto by its founder, Peter Schumann, and interviews with director Julie Taymor and Peruvian mask-maker Gustavo Boada. The book also includes the first English translation of Pyotr Bogatyrev's influential 1923 essay on Czech and Russian puppet and folk theaters. Contributors John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis
Categories: Art

Popular Puppet Theatre in Europe 1800 1914

Popular Puppet Theatre in Europe  1800 1914

The first comparative study in English of all aspects of puppetry in nineteenth-century Europe.

Author: John McCormick

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521616158

Category: Drama

Page: 268

View: 679

The first comparative study in English of all aspects of puppetry in nineteenth-century Europe.
Categories: Drama

Indian Puppets

Indian Puppets

The Book Also Contains For The First Time In Any Book On Puppetry -- Four Important Appendices: Museums In India Containing Puppets, Directory Of Indian Puppeteers, Global Bibliography On Puppets And A Relevant Glossary.

Author: Sampa Ghosh

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170174356

Category: Puppet making

Page: 494

View: 773

Puppetry Originated In India And Travelled Across The Seven Seas To The Eastern And Western World As Vouched By Many Scholars. Puppets Dated Back To A Period Well Before Bharata S Natya Shastra And Have Continued Unabated Throughout The Centuries In Almost All Indian States. Puppetry Is One Enduring Form, Which Has Entertained Masses And Educated People. The Famous Puppeteers Of Rajasthan Are Really Acrobats, Who Only Put On Puppet Shows When They Move Out Of Villages. These And A Thousand Other Scintillating Facts Come Out Of This Exciting Book For The Reader S Entertainment And Elucidation. Puppets Are By No Means For Only Children, -- As The Puppeteers Of Orissa Sing And Dance About The Romantic Love Of Radha And Krishna, And Keralan Puppets Narrate Kathakali Stories In The Same Make-Up And Costumes.The Book Aims At Giving A Connected Account Of The Indian Puppets: Their Variety, Their Multiple Functions, Their Craft, Their Animation And Their Connections With Other Related Arts In Five Separate Parts. The Book Also Contains For The First Time In Any Book On Puppetry -- Four Important Appendices: Museums In India Containing Puppets, Directory Of Indian Puppeteers, Global Bibliography On Puppets And A Relevant Glossary. The World Of Indian Puppets Is Seen In Vivid Colours With Scores Of Coloured Photographs And Many Line-Drawings And Half-Tone Pictures --- In Their Many-Sided Splendour: Variety Of The Glove, Rod, String, Shadow, And Human Puppets And A Myriad Background Stories Of The Puppet-Masters And Their Imaginative Landscape Of Free Creativity.
Categories: Puppet making

The Complete Book of Puppet Theatre

The Complete Book of Puppet Theatre

Introduces the history of puppetry and gives instructions for making various types of puppets, creating stage sets, and producing plays.

Author: David Currell

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: UCSC:32106015371542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

View: 867

Introduces the history of puppetry and gives instructions for making various types of puppets, creating stage sets, and producing plays.
Categories: Performing Arts