One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folk Tale Scripts

One-Person Puppetry Streamlined and Simplified: With 38 Folk Tale Scripts

by Yvonne Amar Frey
     
 

"Most guides to puppetry assume multiple puppeteers, a large stage, elaborate props, custom-designed puppets, and more. With library staffing and budgets stretched thin, and other curricular commitments for teachers, few have the time or resources to develop full-blown puppet performances." "Expert puppeteer Yvonne Amar Frey provides a much-needed puppet alternative… See more details below

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"Most guides to puppetry assume multiple puppeteers, a large stage, elaborate props, custom-designed puppets, and more. With library staffing and budgets stretched thin, and other curricular commitments for teachers, few have the time or resources to develop full-blown puppet performances." "Expert puppeteer Yvonne Amar Frey provides a much-needed puppet alternative to enrich story times, booktalks, and other library events for children of all ages. Over the course of nearly twenty years, she has perfected nontraditional shortcuts that make solo amateur puppetry painless, cost-effective - and fun." Here she shares her insider techniques to create mobile, inexpensive props and puppets, along with warm-up strategies and streamlined tale plans requiring a limited number of props and puppets. Frey also plans for entertaining patter between these short plays - songs, parodies, jokes, riddles, and ideas for puppets that can serve as the emcee. In addition to savvy shortcuts and techniques for the one-puppeteer performance, the author provides original scripts for thirty-eight simplified tales, including humorous "fractured" fairy tales, folktales from around the globe, and adaptations of Aesop's Fables. Children's librarians, teachers, preschool directors, and even parents and homeschoolers can entertain their audiences using this simple, proven system.

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ISBN-13:
9780838908891
Publisher:
American Library Association
Publication date:
11/28/2004
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.94(h) x 0.40(d)

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