Making and manipulating marionettes

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Crowood, 2005 - Crafts & Hobbies - 192 pages
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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 tradition and the principles and practicalities of marionette design; advice on materials and methods for carving, modeling, and casting puppet parts; detailed explanations for marionette control, stringing, and manipulation; step-by-step instructions for the construction and jointing of human and animal marionettes; and professional secrets for achieving a wide range of special effects.

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Contents

Contents Acknowledgements
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The Marionette Tradition
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Marionette Design
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Copyright

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About the author (2005)

David Currell is widely recognized as a leading authority on puppet theater. He was cofounder of the National Puppet Center and its chairperson for nearly 20 years. One of the most widely published authors on the subject, this is his first book to focus exclusively on shadow play. His previous books include "Making & Manipulating Marionettes "and" Puppets and Puppet Theatre,

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