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Toward an Aesthetics of the Puppet: Puppetry as a Theatrical Art (Contributions in Drama & Theatre Studies)
Toward an Aesthetics of the Puppet: Puppetry as a Theatrical Art (Contributions in Drama & Theatre Studies)
By Steve Tillis
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ean: 9780313283598, isbn: 0313283591,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 101 reviews
Societies around the world have their puppet traditions and puppetry remains a vital theatrical art; yet puppetry has received little attention in the theoretical study of theatre. The present study offers an aesthetic theory and vocabulary for practitioners, critics, and audiences to utilize in creating, evaluating, viewing, and describing the age-old, yet ever-new art of the puppet.Asserting that no satisfactory theory or descriptive vocabulary has yet been advanced for the theatrical puppet,


Cloth Dolls : How to Make Them
Cloth Dolls : How to Make Them
By Brand: McGraw-Hill/Contemporary
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ean: 9780844226323, isbn: 0844226327,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 40 reviews
Includes a 45-page section on basic dollmaking, plus exquisite doll designs from 10 noted dollmakers.Used Book in Good Condition.


Crocheted Finger Puppets (Cozy)
Crocheted Finger Puppets (Cozy)
By Brand: Guild of Master Craftsman
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mpn: 9781861086570, ean: 9781861086570, isbn: 1861086571,

4.7 out of 5 stars with 43 reviews
Finger puppets are a great way to entertain kids on a rainy day,and they make adorable gifts, too.  And crocheters will have as much fun making these whimsical little characters as kids will have playing with them.The 30 projects are divided into three child-friendly themes: “Wild Animals,” such as the Lion, Monkey, and Penguin; “Under the Sea,” featuring Starfish, Crab, and a pretty Mermaid; and “Outer Space,” starring a cast of green Martians, a bug-eyed Alien, and the Robot.All the


Storybook Toys: Sew 16 Projects from Once Upon a Time • Dolls, Puppets, Softies & More
Storybook Toys: Sew 16 Projects from Once Upon a Time • Dolls, Puppets, Softies & More
By C&T PUBLISHING
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mpn: 9781607055501, ean: 9781607055501, isbn: 1607055503,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 45 reviews
Kindle the imagination with these loveable handmade fabric toys! Inspired by vintage 1940s patterns, projects include dolls, softies, pillows, puppets, and little girl's handbag. Learn toy-making tips to give your creation personal style and a sweet disposition. Author Jill Hamor gives ideas for involving children in the process to teach them basic sewing skills. Customize any project to fit your skill level and time commitment, and have fun making outfits for your dolly from your favorite


Storytelling Made Easy with Puppets
Storytelling Made Easy with Puppets
By Greenwood Products
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ean: 9780897747325, isbn: 0897747321,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 70 reviews
Want to use puppets in storytelling but think you lack the confidence or talent? Then this is the book for you! Jan VanSchuyver explains how you can enliven storytelling and book sharing without fancy productions or complicated puppets. Her hands-in approach includes scripts and ideas for group activities accompanied by tried and true techniques for creating and using puppets to introduce books, lead songs, and tell stories. Problems with and solutions to working with children, whose reactions


A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children
A Show of Hands: Using Puppets with Young Children
By Brand: Redleaf Press
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ean: 9781929610365, isbn: 192961036X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 133 reviews
Puppets are a play-time favorite in countless classrooms. With the ability to capture and nurture a child’s imagination, puppets have great untapped potential as creative teaching aids.Disproving the notion that puppets are strictly for play, A Show of Hands presents innovative ways for teachers to use puppets as valuable and developmentally appropriate teaching tools. Drawing from over fifty years of combined experience in the arts and education, the authors—one an award-winning puppeteer,


Felt Board Fingerplays with Patterns & Activities:  Rhymes & Songs
Felt Board Fingerplays with Patterns & Activities: Rhymes & Songs
By Brand: Building Blocks
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ean: 9780943452265, isbn: 0943452260,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 124 reviews
Includes flannel board finger plays for each season of the year, including ''Old MacDonald,'' ''Dear Old Frosty,'' ''Wheels on the Bus,'' and ''Here comes Little Bird''Used Book in Good Condition.


Shadows of Empire: Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales
Shadows of Empire: Colonial Discourse and Javanese Tales
By Brand: Duke University Press Books
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ean: 9780822316855, isbn: 0822316854,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 90 reviews
Shadows of Empire explores Javanese shadow theater as a staging area for negotiations between colonial power and indigenous traditions. Charting the shifting boundaries between myth and history in Javanese Mahabharata and Ramayana tales, Laurie J. Sears reveals what happens when these stories move from village performances and palace manuscripts into colonial texts and nationalist journals and, most recently, comic books and novels. Historical, anthropological, and literary in its method and


The History of the English Puppet Theatre, Second Edition
The History of the English Puppet Theatre, Second Edition
By Brand: Southern Illinois University Press
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sku: ~/@0SLO4U`3@5zed~1990_2nd, ean: 9780809316069, isbn: 0809316064,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
A welcome reissue, revised and updated, of the classic work on the English puppet theatre, this detailed and lavishly illustrated book, first published in 1955, shows why puppet theatre in England developed along different lines from that on the Continent, and brings the story up to the television age.In 1938, at the age of 24, George Speaight left his job as a bookseller and went to work as a farmhand at Pigotts, the family settlement of Eric Gill and his group of artist-craftsworkers in


The Hand-Carved Marionettes of Gustave Baumann:  Share Their World
The Hand-Carved Marionettes of Gustave Baumann: Share Their World
By Museum of New Mexico Press
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ean: 9780890134863, isbn: 0890134863,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 112 reviews
Famous color woodcut printmaker Gustave Baumann was a superb wood-carver who was captivated by puppet theater. In the 1930s Baumann carved a collection of marionettes for plays he wrote about New Mexico's cultural heritage. Featuring twenty-five marionettes photographed from the permanent collection of the New Mexico Museum of Art, this entertaining book tells the story of Baumann's theater, describing in detail the plays, sets, and costuming, and highlights the extraordinary wood-carving


The Complete Photo Guide to Doll Making: *All You Need to Know to Make Dolls * The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Doll Makers *Packed with ... Instructions for 30 Different Dolls
The Complete Photo Guide to Doll Making: *All You Need to Know to Make Dolls * The Essential Reference for Novice and Expert Doll Makers *Packed with ... Instructions for 30 Different Dolls
By imusti
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ean: 9781589235045, isbn: 1589235045,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 73 reviews
This book is a comprehensive how-to book about all aspects of doll making. It serves as a reference and technique guide for making dolls in a wide variety of styles. Full-size patterns are provided as well as artist galleries for inspiration. The organization provides easy access to information with step-by-step directions and color photos. Other doll-making books focus on one particular doll style. Some are purely inspirational, showing dolls made by other artists and crafters. This book


Puppets Unlimited: With Everyday Materials (Craft without Limits)
Puppets Unlimited: With Everyday Materials (Craft without Limits)
By Tara Books
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ean: 9788186211250, isbn: 818621125X,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 126 reviews
Drawing on a variety of Indian puppet-making traditions, this humorously written book encourages children to experiment with materials and ideas. It shifts the focus from the finished product to the process of accidents, discoveries and mistakes by which puppets can be made. All puppets featured in the book are made by children from everyday materials. Besides step-by-step instructions, it also contains information on traditional puppetry and a section on scripting and performance..


One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folktale Scripts
One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folktale Scripts
By Brand: Amer Library Assn
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ean: 9780838908891, isbn: 0838908896,

4.4 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
Most guides to puppetry assume multiple puppeteers, large stage, elaborate props, custom-designed puppets and more. With library staffing and budgets stretched thin, and other curricular commitments for teachers, few have the time or resources to develop full-blown puppet performances. Expert author Frey provides a much-needed puppet alternative to enrich story times, book talks, and other library events for children of all ages. Over the course of 20 years, she has perfected nontraditional


Puppets of Nostalgia: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese ''Awaji Ningyō'' Tradition (Princeton Legacy Library)
Puppets of Nostalgia: The Life, Death, and Rebirth of the Japanese "Awaji Ningyō" Tradition (Princeton Legacy Library)
By Princeton University Press
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ean: 9780691604718, isbn: 0691604711,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 64 reviews
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 ''life, death, and rebirth'' of awaji ningyo shibai, the unique form of puppet theater of Awaji Island that has existed since the sixteenth century. Puppetry rites on Awaji helped to maintain rigid ritual purity codes and to keep dangerous spiritual forces


Make and Move: Robots: 12 Paper Puppets to Press Out and Play
Make and Move: Robots: 12 Paper Puppets to Press Out and Play
By Laurence King Publishing
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mpn: 200 illustrations, 80 in colour, ean: 9781780677392, isbn: 1780677391,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
12 amazing moving robots to press out, slot together and play!Each robot is different - discover all the fantastic different ways they move as you create your own moving robot 'parionettes' to play with. All parionettes come with easy-to-follow assembly instructions, and no scissors or glue required!Contains nine ready-to-play robots, plus three to color in with your own fantastic designs..


Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform
Getting Started with Adafruit FLORA: Making Wearables with an Arduino-Compatible Electronics Platform
By Maker Media, Inc
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mpn: colour illustrations, ean: 9781457183225, isbn: 1457183226,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 27 reviews
This book introduces readers to building wearable electronics projects using Adafruit's tiny FLORA board: at 4.4 grams, and only 1.75 inches in diameter, and featuring Arduino compatibility, it's the most beginner-friendly way to create wearable projects. This book shows you how to plan your wearable circuits, sew with electronics, and write programs that run on the FLORA to control the electronics. The FLORA family includes an assortment of sensors, as well as RGB LEDs that let you add


The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes
The Well-Dressed Puppet: A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes
By Focal Press
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ean: 9781138463707, isbn: 1138463701,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 119 reviews
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 you how to create costumes and accessories tailored specifically for your puppet that will enhance any performance. Gone are the days of ill-fitting store-bought clothing that restrict the movement and use of your puppet. Author Cheralyn Lambeth walks you


The Colorful Sogo Bo Puppets of Mali
The Colorful Sogo Bo Puppets of Mali
By Brand: Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.
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ean: 9780764340659, isbn: 0764340654,

4.9 out of 5 stars with 98 reviews
Presenting more than 100 traditional, colorful puppets and masks used in Malian puppet theater, this book documents a collection that has been widely exhibited. One of the largest published surveys of Malian Bamana and Bozo puppet theater, it includes numerous pictures of puppets and masks in performance as well as detailed information on their size and construction. The text offers a historical overview of puppetry, focused on Africa, and a description of the cultural tradition that gave rise


Making and Manipulating Marionettes
Making and Manipulating Marionettes
By Currell, David
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mpn: 220 illustrations, ean: 9781861266637, isbn: 1861266634,

4.3 out of 5 stars with 32 reviews
Making and Manipulating Marionettes is a superb guide to a craft and performance art that has fascinated audiences for over 2,000 years. Handsomely illustrated throughout, it presents precise instructions for the making of marionettes, both for plays and for acts in the variety tradition. All aspects of marionette design, construction, and control are covered, and there are rare insights into specialized designs and stringing techniques. Contents include an introduction to the marionette


Dressing the Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide to Puppets, Puppetry, and Puppeteering
Dressing the Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide to Puppets, Puppetry, and Puppeteering
By Familius
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ean: 9781938301131, isbn: 9781938301131,

4.8 out of 5 stars with 65 reviews
With tons of color photographs and a DVD with over 2 hours of hilarious instructional videos, this is the perfect how-to book for all levels of puppetry skill, from beginners to master artisans. With instructions on making hand puppets, turning stuffed animals into puppets, building hand puppets, performing, inventing voices, building stages, and more, this is the most comprehensive book of its kind. And with jokes and puppet humor throughout, it's not just a handbook it's a joy to read!For all



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