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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 the skills needed to mount an amateur puppet show complete with staging, costumes, and special effects Award winning puppeteers Larry Engler and Carol Fijan provide ingenious finger, wrist, and arm exercises that are crucial for creating a full working range of puppet motions and emotions They also cover the elements of good puppet theatrical technique speech, voice use, and synchronization stage deportment and interactions improvisation, dramatic conflict, role characterization, and .Every detail is clearly explained and beautifully illustrated with photographs, specific chapters being devoted to the use of props, puppet voices and movements, the construction of simple stages and lighting effects, and much A splendid addition to the literature on this subject, Making Puppets Come Alive is the best book on hand puppetry we ve seen The Whole Kids Catalog....

Title : Making Puppets Come Alive: How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry (Dover Craft Books)
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ISBN : 0486293785
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Dover Publications Revised edition January 23, 1997
Number of Pages : 192 pages
File Size : 862 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Making Puppets Come Alive: How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry (Dover Craft Books) Reviews

  • totallyfrozen
    2019-04-07 20:08

    This book is from the early 1970's. The Amazon listing indicates is from that 1990's. Nope, it's not. The photos are very clear but they are black and white. This book is almost entirely about manipulating simple hand puppets WITHOUT moving mouths. If you want to lean how to use a Muppet-type puppet, this book doesn't really go into much depth.

  • Christopher Peters
    2019-03-30 22:46

    Clearly, and step by step this wonderful book show you how to make puppets come alive in your hands.

  • Teacher
    2019-04-08 17:58

    Good book for the puppet master wanta-be like me!

  • Glendora Gaffney DeSantis
    2019-04-04 15:40

    Lots of info..still reading and studying. Working on a lot of puppet characters and ideas. Nothing more to say right now. Thank You

  • Mimi
    2019-03-31 16:48

    I make puppets myself and want to learn more how to make them come alive. As I live abroad I was impatient to start reading the book. As it finally arrived and read it I can only say how disappointed I was at the low level of ideas that are described in the first 120 p of the book. I guess nothing 'new' only logical. Pity. I don't enjoy writing a negative review. I only wish it had given me 'more'.

  • M. Gates
    2019-04-11 15:58

    This book was a welcome surprise to me just starting in learning about puppets.

  • W. Sue Morgan
    2019-04-10 17:53

    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!

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-04-03 22:04

    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.