Books in category Performing Arts – Puppets & Puppetry

  • The Doll Book

    The Doll Book
    Laura B. Starr

    Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on dolls.

  • The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

    The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance
    Dassia N. Posner, Claudia Orenstein, John Bell

    This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world.

  • Sid and Marty Krofft

    Sid and Marty Krofft
    Hal Erickson

    This work first provides a history of the Kroffts’ pretelevision career, then offers discussions of their 11 Saturday morning shows.

  • Kermit Culture

    Kermit Culture
    Jennifer C. Garlen, Anissa M. Graham

    These essays represent the work and ideas of a global community of scholars and Muppet enthusiasts, providing a unique perspective on just how Kermit and the rest of the frogs, dogs, bears, and chickens became cultural icons with influences …

  • American Puppetry

    American Puppetry
    Phyllis T. Dircks

    This book consists of essays by the curators of the most significant puppet collections in the United States and by leading scholars in the field.

  • Paul McPharlin and the Puppet Theater

    Paul McPharlin and the Puppet Theater
    Ryan Howard

    "This extensively researched work on McPharlin and puppetry takes the reader through McPharlin's childhood, his education in New York, his puppeteering years, his service in World War II, and his death in 1948"–Provided by publisher.

  • Stop Motion Puppet Sculpting

    Stop-Motion Puppet Sculpting
    Tom Brierton

    The manual also covers the process of creating replacement heads using rubber molds (such as RTV) and urethane castings. A glossary and bibliography complete the extensively illustrated work.

  • Stop Motion Filming and Performance

    Stop-Motion Filming and Performance
    Tom Brierton

    Just as important as puppet mechanics are lighting, filters, lenses, camera angle and placement, and dramatic pose and movement. This manual is a complete guide to the aesthetics of stop-motion animation.

  • The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily

    The Chivalric Folk Tradition in Sicily
    Marcella Croce

    Tracing the development in Sicily of a chivalric tradition based on the medieval stories of Charlemagne and his knights, this is an analysis of Sicilian storytelling, puppetry, festivals, cart painting and other folk art.

  • Marionettes at Home

    Marionettes at Home
    C. S. Forester

    In Marionettes at Home, first published in 1936, he shares his experience and enthusiasm for amateur puppeteering and takes the reader step-by-step through the stages of creating one's own theatre; from stage construction and puppet making, …

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