Practical Puppetry A-Z

Practical Puppetry A-Z

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Puppetry is an exciting, flexible, malleable art form that can engage the creative forces of children or adults. Puppets can not only tell a story, they can be used to enhance the curriculum, present an idea or a concept in a compelling way, or teach any number of necessary skills. Children and adults presenting a puppet play are given a sense of their own inventive power. This reference work offers an A to Z view of working with puppets. It covers everything from the basic strategies of advertising and marketing puppet productions, to assembling the puppets out of household materials such as paper bags, cereal boxes, or gloves, to the more elaborate sculpting of armatures. Stages, curtains and props are also discussed along with the history of puppetry. Numerous illustrations give a visual of many of the finished products. This work concludes with an annotated bibliography and index.Take a look at some of the older books on puppet making and you will see what I mean. ... It can be a picture or object mounted on a single stick or a figure drawn on a wide stick, such as a tongue depressor or flat, wooden ice cream spoon.

Title:Practical Puppetry A-Z
Author:Carol R. Exner
Publisher:McFarland - 2005-08-25


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