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Description - Making Puppets Come Alive by Larry Engler

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.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780486293783
ISBN-10: 0486293785
Format: Paperback
(228mm x 162mm x 12mm)
Pages: 192
Imprint: Dover Publications Inc.
Publisher: Dover Publications Inc.
Publish Date: 21-May-1997
Country of Publication: United States

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Book Reviews - Making Puppets Come Alive by Larry Engler

US Kirkus Review » Geared to beginning puppeteers and to adults teaching the art to children, this offers tips on how to make hand puppets nod, clap, wave, faint, sneeze, etc. by means of appropriate finger, wrist and arm movements. There are also sample exercises in improvisation and general suggestions on the construction of felt hand puppets, "mouth" puppets (the type often made from old socks, though that method isn't mentioned here) and simple stages. There are none of the construction specifics found in Laura Ross' Hand Puppets (1969) and nothing here to interest the advanced student; rather this is an introductory handbook for teachers and performers who feel more comfortable when armed with printed guidance and demonstration photographs. (Kirkus Reviews)

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