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Paperback Making Puppets Come Alive Book

ISBN: 0486293785

ISBN13: 9780486293783

Making Puppets Come Alive

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Unlike other performing arts, puppetry is perhaps the only art form in which directing, acting, writing, designing, sculpture, and choreography are combined. In effect, the performer is creating an artistic entertainment that will appeal to audiences of all ages -- in homes, in theaters, and in classrooms.This lucid, easy-to-follow book was specifically conceived to teach beginners how to bring a hand puppet to life and how, with practice, to develop...

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Puppets Come Alive!

This is a very interesting book! I have started a puppet ministry at church and this book is very helpful teaching my puppeteers how to make the puppets move realistically. Thanks alot!

Making Puppets Come Alive

Zoe Lucky: and the Green Gables' Mystery In my book, Zoe Lucky and the Green Gables' Mystery, Paki, the African Grey Parrot is Zoe's sidekick. He is quite a character and I wanted to be able to share him with my audiences when I gave a book reading or signing. I ordered an African Grey Parrot hand puppet and have been having a great time learning to manipulate him. This book has been a great help in showing me how to bring him alive.

Making Puppets Come Alive

This is an excellent book for the novice as well for the experienced puppetier. It is simple, visual and is an excellent tool for teaching. I whole heartily recommend it for the student and the teacher.

Making Puppets Come Alive

What lies beneath this simply drawn cover is a comprehensive hand puppetry textbook that is as interesting and accessible as it is theatrically sound. I first discovered this gem in my local library and began to study and apply it's exercises. Plenty of photographs to serve as illustrations of movements that are performed by the puppeteer's fingers, wrists and arms. The results are an aquired vocabulary of movements and techniques that allow even a simple hand puppet to portray age, mood, intent, emotion and energy as well as perform a range of tasks that can deliver a real character to an audience. Simple enough for kids to learn and great for group intruction. I am currently working on a TV and video project and have purchased an extra copy to bring to the studio as a reference allowing me to expand the range of expression with the puppets used in the production. "Making Puppets Come Alive" delivers a superb explanation of one of the best (if not the best) hand puppet manipulation systems in puppet theatre. Plenty of photos to guide and clear text.

Puppets are actors!

This is a great book for people who want to teach classes on how to work with hand puppets or want to improve their own puppetry skills. The focus is on hands-on manipulation of the puppets. (I am going to use it as the basis of a workshop with a theatrical group.) It gives an overall curriculum, well illustrated and explained, for making your puppets come alive. For example, it breaks the movements down into finger, wrist, and arm movements. It gives exercises for creating puppet voices, working with props, and improvisation.I've been looking for a book like this: so many of them are just about making the puppets, or the overall setup of a puppet theater. This may be a one-of-a-kind. Puppets are actors, and this book is a great actor's manual!
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