Making and Manipulating Marionettes

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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 ...
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Overview


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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A remarkable resource for those looking for a serious study of this interesting niche of performance arts.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861266637
  • Publisher: Crowood Press, Limited, The
  • Publication date: 4/1/2005
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 605,507
  • Product dimensions: 8.60 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 0.72 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 6
1 The Marionette Tradition 9
2 Marionette Design 13
3 Heads-Materials and Methods 20
4 Construction and Costume 42
5 Control and Manipulation 73
6 Animal Marionettes 97
7 Specialized Stringing 117
8 Specialized Designs 152
Useful Addresses 187
Index 189
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  • Posted March 11, 2012

    Good starter

    This book is not very in depth, I had hoped it would contain enough detail so I could make and manipulate marionettes, but its pretty skimpy on both accounts. Its enough to get you started but if your serious you will need other books.

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