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Puppets & Puppetry eBooks

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  • Jim Henson

    The Biography

    For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth-century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson.He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters he created: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Puppets and Puppet Theatre

    by David Currell ...
    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, ... Read more

    $23.99 AUD

  • My Life as a Furry Red Monster

    What Being Elmo Has Taught Me About Life, Love and Laughing Out Loud

    by Kevin Clash ...
    Hello, Everybody!The furry red monster known as Elmo has charmed his way into hearts and homes throughout the world with his unmistakable laugh, over-the-top enthusiasm, and boundless love. Elmo’s appeal is nothing short of magical. Kids adore him, and parents find him irresistible. What is it about this little monster?Meet Kevin Clash, the man behind the Muppet and the unassuming heart and soul ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Marionettes

    How to Make and Work Them

    by Helen Fling ...
    This is the complete book of marionette craft — from making heads and constructing bodies to stringing the marionettes on one- and two-hand controls, operating the marionettes, and putting on your own shows. Four books by Helen Fling have been brought together to make this volume. Their wealth of illustrations, tricks, helpful hints and solid, easy-to-follow advice will go far toward making your ... Read more

    $29.27 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Doll Book

    This vintage book contains a detailed guide to dolls, exploring their history, popularity, and evolution the world over. From the dolls of the Native Americans to those of the Chinese, "The Doll Book" covers it all, making it a must-read for serious doll enthusiasts and collectors alike. Contents include: "Antiquity", "Etymology of the Doll", "Some History Dolls and Others", "Puppets and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Puppetry for Beginners (Puppets & Puppetry Series)

    This antiquarian volume contains an introductory guide to puppetry, including complete instructions for making your own puppet, information on performing, handy hints and tips, and much more. This accessible and novice-friendly guide contains everything a prospective puppeteer needs to know about his art, and is highly recommended for those with a practical interest in the subject. The chapters of ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hand Puppets and String Puppets

    Originally published in the 1940s, the author, a master of his craft, has clearly and concisely explained the making of both hand and string puppets, and also clearly shown how they may be used in appropriate settings. With the idea of giving asistance to the novice, and help to the more advanced student, the book is written in plain and concise language the diagrams and photographs should explain ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily

    A History of Storytelling, Puppetry, Painted Carts and Other Arts

    Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this is an analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other folk art. Interviews with puppeteers are documented, and hand painted cart panels and playbill posters are described and illustrated. The diffusion of the chivalric tradition in Sicily is ... Read more

    $27.99 AUD

  • Puppet

    An Essay on Uncanny Life

    by Kenneth Gross ...
    The puppet creates delight and fear. It may evoke the innocent play of childhood, or become a tool of ritual magic, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets can be creepy things**,** secretive, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this eloquent book, Kenneth Gross contemplates the fascination of these unsettling objects—objects that are also actors and ... Read more

    $17.99 AUD

  • Auga que non vas beber...

    Con 'Auga que non vas beber...', Inacio Vilariño transpórtanos de forma divertida e con fino humor ao terreiro de aventuras e desventuras amorosas entre Xosé e Carolina, baixo a libidinosa tutela do padre Damián, cura de Agolada. Entre os varios xogos de mañas e malicias, construídos polo padre, é notorio, da lectura do texto, que son moitas as referencias que remiten ao universo das tradicións ... Read more

    $5.77 AUD

  • Pedra sobre pedra

    Obra gañadora do VIII Premio Barriga Verde de textos para teatro de monicreques (2010, modalidade adultos) Pedra sobre pedra sitúase no momento da construción do Pórtico da Gloria, co Mestre Mateu «afanado en protexer a evolución e remate» da súa grande obra que, malia todos os atrancos, chegou aos nosos días como unha das máis impresionantes mostras escultóricas do Románico europeo. Como explica ... Read more

    $5.77 AUD

  • Ela, piedade dos suicidas

    Obra gañadora do XI Premio Barriga Verde de textos para teatro de monicreques (modalidade adultos) 2014. Segundo o xurado, 'Ela, piedade dos suicidas' é unha nova visita ao vello mito grego de Orfeo e Eurídice que se fixera xa texto dramático na perdida traxedia de Esquilo e que continuou reescribíndose de xeito incesante dando lugar a creacións moi variadas ao longo de máis de dous milenios. Este ... Read more

    $5.03 AUD

  • The Whole Art of Ventriloquism

    by Arthur Prince ...
    This antiquarian book contains a detailed and novice-friendly guide to ventriloquism, with information on voice exercises, selecting dummies, common techniques and tricks, performing, sketches, and much more. Written in clear, plain language and full of helpful diagrams, this volume is perfect for anyone looking for an introduction to ventriloquism. The chapters of this volume include: “How do you ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Hercat's Ventriloquist and Ventriloquial Dialogues

    by Anon ...
    Originally published in 1916. An entertaining book of instructions on how to acquire the art of Ventriloquism as plain and simple as possible. Contents include: Ventriloquism – Modern Ventriloquists – How to become a Ventriloquist – “Throwing” the voice – The man in the street – “Voicing” Figures – Concerning Nervousness – Polyphonism – Care of the Voice – Thirteen examples of Ventriloquial ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • La vie filmique des marionnettes

    by Collectif ...
    series L’œil du cinéma
    DES PREMIERS FILMS Pathé aux écrans numériques, la marionnette a connu une vie filmique à éclipses, surgissant soudain et par éclats chez les plus grands, de Chaplin à Roberto Benigni, de Renoir et Bergman à Spielberg, Kitano et Tim Burton. Longtemps confinée dans l’animation, elle connaît aujourd’hui un spectaculaire retour sur les écrans du monde entier. Plus subversive que mélancolique, elle ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Be A Ventriloquist for Fun or Profit

    by Dan Williams ...
    I have shown thousands of people my Ventriloquist acts, and now I want to teach you how to become a Ventriloquist in 3 simple steps. You will learn the easy alphabet and the 'Ventriloquists' alphabet. Discover the illusion of throwing your voice, and how to develop dozens of routines for all audiences. Following the 3 simple steps in Be a Ventriloquist for Fun or Profit, people of all ages can ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Le Théâtre des marionnettes de Nohant

    ( Edition intégrale ) annoté

    by George Sand ...
    series Oeuvres de George Sand
    De toutes les manières de s’amuser à la campagne ou dans les salons, la plus émouvante et la plus artiste est certainement le théâtre qu’il soit musique, drame ou comédie, il met en jeu toutes les volontés et en lumière toutes les aptitudes des personnes qui s’y emploient. Il est un exercice d’esprit et une étude de plastique pour les jeunes gens des deux sexes. Durant les longues soirées d’hiver, ... Read more

    $0.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Making Puppets Come Alive

    How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry

    Lucid, easy-to-follow book teaches beginners how to create a full working range of puppet motions and emotions. Also covers elements of good puppet theatrical technique: voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, simple staging, lighting effects, and more. All clearly explained and beautifully illustrated. ... Read more

    $19.00 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • 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. With simple diagrams and clear instructions, this volume is ideal for the novice puppeteer, and would make for a fantastic addition to collections of allied literature. Contents include: “A Home-made Fairyland”, “Some Details of Scenic Composition”, “The Cyclorama”, “Screen Sets”, etc. Many ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Povratak u Maštograd

    Jednočinke za pozorišna i kućna izvođenja po motivima Ezopovih basni i drugih priča za decu i odrasle

    Pet jednočinki: Lav i miš, Lisica i gavran, Životinje biraju kralja, Kornjača i zec, Uobražena mišica, namenjeno je za izvođenje u pozorištima za decu, školama i obdaništima.Zavolela sam lutkarsko pozorište još dok sam bila u obdaništu. Naše vaspitačice pravile su nam scenografije i lutke od kartona. Bilo je to veoma davno, posle jednog velikog rata. I danas kad se podigne pozorišna zavesa i ... Read more

    $7.32 AUD

  • A Book of Marionettes

    This vintage book contains an fantastic treatise on puppets and marionettes of the world, looking at the history of puppets and puppet shows enjoyed in Europe, England, America and many other countries. With authentic photographs and a wealth of fascinating information from ancient puppets to instructions for construction, this volume will be of considerable utility to both puppeteers and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Build a Ventriloquist Dummy - A Step by Step Guide for the Home Carpenter

    by Anon ...
    This antiquarian book contains a comprehensive guide to designing, building, and using a wooden doll for ventriloquism. Written in clear, simple language and full of handy tips and detailed instructions, this volume constitutes the perfect book for the novice ventriloquist. It would also make for a great addition to any collection of allied literature. The chapters of this book include: ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • How to Make Dolls' Houses

    This vintage book is a comprehensive and accessible manual for the building of dolls houses and furniture. Provided are detailed, step-by-step instructions for building a variety of houses, beginning with a simple model schoolhouse that could be made cheaply and by children, and going on to more complicated tasks that eventually lead to the construction of a nineteenth century draper's shop and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Cyrano-Guignol de Bergeraque

    Écrite quelques années après la pièce de Rostand, cette version comique, spécialement conçue pour le théâtre de marionnette, est vite devenue partie intégrante du répertoire de Guignol.On y retrouve les personnages de la pièce originale, dans les mêmes situations, mais à la sauce "Guignol", dans un Lyon du début du XXème siècle, où les marionnettes, par la comédie et la truculence, transcendent ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD