Marionettes Masks and Shadows

Marionettes  Masks and Shadows

We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

Author: Wilfred H. Mills

Publisher: Read Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781447495215

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 306

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A guide to the history, use and manufacture of Marionette dolls, chapters include, the marionette its family tree, choosing your play, making your stage, making your marionette, training your puppeteers and much more. Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.
Categories: Performing Arts

Indian Puppets

Indian Puppets

Marionettes, Masks and Shadows/ New York, Doubleday, 1928. Q Winifred Mills
and Louise Dunn. Shadow Plays and How to Produce Them/ New York,
Doubleday, 1939. Q Wirjosuparto, R.M. Kakawin Bharata-Yudha/Jakarta:
Penerbit ...

Author: Sampa Ghosh

Publisher: Abhinav Publications

ISBN: 9788170174356

Category: Puppet making

Page: 494

View: 454

Puppetry Originated In India And Travelled Across The Seven Seas To The Eastern And Western World As Vouched By Many Scholars. Puppets Dated Back To A Period Well Before Bharata S Natya Shastra And Have Continued Unabated Throughout The Centuries In Almost All Indian States. Puppetry Is One Enduring Form, Which Has Entertained Masses And Educated People. The Famous Puppeteers Of Rajasthan Are Really Acrobats, Who Only Put On Puppet Shows When They Move Out Of Villages. These And A Thousand Other Scintillating Facts Come Out Of This Exciting Book For The Reader S Entertainment And Elucidation. Puppets Are By No Means For Only Children, -- As The Puppeteers Of Orissa Sing And Dance About The Romantic Love Of Radha And Krishna, And Keralan Puppets Narrate Kathakali Stories In The Same Make-Up And Costumes.The Book Aims At Giving A Connected Account Of The Indian Puppets: Their Variety, Their Multiple Functions, Their Craft, Their Animation And Their Connections With Other Related Arts In Five Separate Parts. The Book Also Contains For The First Time In Any Book On Puppetry -- Four Important Appendices: Museums In India Containing Puppets, Directory Of Indian Puppeteers, Global Bibliography On Puppets And A Relevant Glossary. The World Of Indian Puppets Is Seen In Vivid Colours With Scores Of Coloured Photographs And Many Line-Drawings And Half-Tone Pictures --- In Their Many-Sided Splendour: Variety Of The Glove, Rod, String, Shadow, And Human Puppets And A Myriad Background Stories Of The Puppet-Masters And Their Imaginative Landscape Of Free Creativity.
Categories: Puppet making

Puppets Masks and Performing Objects

Puppets  Masks  and Performing Objects

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives.

Author: John Bell

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 0262522934

Category: Art

Page: 197

View: 199

This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. Puppets and masks are central to some of the oldest worldwide forms of art making and performance, as well as some of the newest. In the twentieth century, French symbolists, Russian futurists and constructivists, Prague School semioticians, and avant-garde artists around the world have all explored the experimental, social, and political value of performing objects. In recent years, puppets, masks, and objects have been the focus of Broadway musicals, postmodernist theory, political spectacle, performance art, and new academic programs, for example, at the California Institute of the Arts.This volume, which originally appeared as a special issue of TDR/The Drama Review, looks at puppets, masks, and other performing objects from a broad range of perspectives. The topics include Stephen Kaplin's new theory of puppet theater based on distance and ratio, a historical overview of mechanical and electrical performing objects, a Yiddish puppet theater of the 1920s and 1930s, an account of the Bread and Puppet Theater's Domestic Resurrection Circus and a manifesto by its founder, Peter Schumann, and interviews with director Julie Taymor and Peruvian mask-maker Gustavo Boada. The book also includes the first English translation of Pyotr Bogatyrev's influential 1923 essay on Czech and Russian puppet and folk theaters. Contributors John Bell, Pyotr Bogatyrev, Stephen Kaplin, Edward Portnoy, Richard Schechner, Peter Schumann, Salil Singh, Theodora Skipitares, Mark Sussman, Steve Tilllis
Categories: Art

With Puppets Mimes and Shadows

With Puppets  Mimes and Shadows

MILLs, WINIFRED H. and DUNN, Louise M. Marionettes, Masks, & Shadows (
Doubleday, Doran & Co.) The technical descriptions of how to make and use
puppets, masks, and shadow cut-outs can be most helpful to children who wish to
play ...

Author: Margaret K. Soifer


ISBN: OSU:32435010977098

Category: Children's plays

Page: 132

View: 937

Categories: Children's plays

The Mask A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig

The Mask  A Periodical Performance by Edward Gordon Craig

Semar, the guise of the editor of The Mask, is a character from the Wayang
shadow drama. Nowhere in The Mask or The Marionette does he actually reveal
this, as most of his studies avoid listing or naming the characters of this shadow ...

Author: Olga Taxidou

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134424504

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 216

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No study of modern theater is complete without a thorough understanding of the enormous influence of visionary genius Edward Gordon Craig. Born in England in 1872, Craig went on to become famous world-wide as an actor, manager, director, playwright, designer, and most importantly an author and theorist, whose books were translated into German, Russian, Japanese, Dutch, Hungarian, and Danish. Although an essential parallel to the European avant-garde, Craig was often read as "exceptional" and highly innovative in his native Britain, thus, The Mask not only appears as Craig's main cosmopolitan project but also at times functions as a surrogate stage for his experiments in theater practice. The book has a comprehensive chronology, extensive notes and a bibliography making it an essential text for undergraduates, postgraduates, actors, theatre professionals, designers, directors, researchers and writers in the fields of theatre studies (especially theater set and lighting) and theater history.
Categories: Performing Arts

Puppetry in the Curriculum

Puppetry in the Curriculum

A Manual on Puppets, Marionettes, Shadow Figures, and Masks for the
Elementary and Junior High School Years New York (N.Y.). Board of Education.
Shadow Figures ** BENTON , PAULINE . Chinese Shadow Plays . New York :
Arts ...

Author: New York (N.Y.). Board of Education


ISBN: MINN:31951002120456Z

Category: Curriculum planning

Page: 171

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Categories: Curriculum planning

Shadow Puppets

Shadow Puppets

Ltd . , 1950 ) . The Complete Puppet Book , edited by L . V . Wall and G . A . White
( London , Faber & Faber , 1956 ) . This has a chapter on Shadows by L . Clause .
Marionettes , Masks and Shadows , by Winifred Mills and Louise Dunn ( New ...

Author: Olive Blackham


ISBN: UCSC:32106001668513

Category: Shadow shows

Page: 198

View: 683

Gives historical information as well as the practical, including the making of several types of puppets. Also covers staging, sets, lighting, and packing.
Categories: Shadow shows

Humor and Comedy in Puppetry

Humor and Comedy in Puppetry

Notable examples of scholarly , book - length treatments of puppetry are James R
. Brandon , ed . , On Thrones of Gold : Three Javanese Shadow Plays ... Pupi (
Palermo : Sellerio editore , 1977 ) ; Frank Proschan , ed . , Puppets , Masks and
Performing Objects from Semiotic Perspectives ( Semiotica 47 ( 1 ... 63 - 67 ;
Olive Blackham , Shadow Puppets ( London : Barrie and Rockliff , 1960 ) ;
Brandon , p .

Author: Dina Sherzer

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879724129

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 151

View: 820

This volume is about puppetry, an expression of popular and folk culture which is extremely widespread around the world and yet has attracted relatively little scholarly attention. Puppetry, which is intended for audiences of adults as well as children, is a form of communication and entertainment and an esthetic and artistic creation. Of the many aspects of puppetry worthy of scholarly study, this book's focus is on a central and dominant feature—humor and comedy.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

The School Arts Magazine

The School Arts Magazine

"Adventurers among Puppets and Plays" to whom this volume is dedicated will
revel in the suggestions and information to be found in Mrs. Mills' and Mrs.
Dunn's book. It is divided into three parts— Marionettes, Masks, Shadows — and
under ...



ISBN: STANFORD:36105007891885

Category: Art


View: 625

Categories: Art

Play with Light and Shadow

Play with Light and Shadow

BIBLIOGRAPHY General : Presenting Marionettes by Susan French Reinhold
Publishing Corporation , New York 1964 ... Puppenspiele by Max von Boehn Bei
F . Bruckmann A . G . München 1929 Marionettes , Masks , Shadows by Winifred
H ...

Author: Herta Schönewolf

Publisher: Cassell Illustrated

ISBN: STANFORD:36105034830369

Category: Shadow shows

Page: 95

View: 911

Explains and demonstrates shadow shows, or the art of using only creative lighting to present plays. Includes photographs from actual productions.
Categories: Shadow shows

House of Small Shadows

House of Small Shadows

Their dress was Tudor period, but she could not tell whether the figures were
travelling players wearing masks, or marionettes. The indistinct faces of the
actors only defined themselves with sharp white eyes and unappealing grins.

Author: Adam Nevill

Publisher: Pan Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230770690

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 722

House of Small Shadows is the disturbing novel about a modern phobia from award-winning author Adam Nevill. The Red House: home to the damaged genius of the late M. H. Mason, master taxidermist and puppeteer, where he lived and created some of his most disturbing works. The building and its treasure trove of antiques is long forgotten, but the time has come for his creations to rise from the darkness. Catherine Howard can't believe her luck when she's invited to value the contents of the house. When she first sees the elaborate displays of posed, costumed and preserved animals and macabre puppets, she's both thrilled and terrified. It's an opportunity to die for. But the Red House has secrets, secrets as dreadful and dark as those from Catherine's own past. At night the building comes alive with noises and movements: footsteps, and the fleeting glimpses of small shadows on the stairs. And soon the barriers between reality, sanity and nightmare begin to collapse . . .
Categories: Fiction

Puppets and Shadows

Puppets and Shadows

Zeigler , Francis J . Puppets , ancient and modern . ( Harper ' s Monthly , Dec .
1897 . v . 96 , p . $ . 3 ) . CHINESE Wimsatt , Genevieve Curious puppet shows of
China . ( Travel Magazine , Dec . 1925 . 1 . 46 , p . 3 + 5 ) . Finger masks , shadow



ISBN: 0773485732

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 66

View: 939

Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

... puppet theatre, including American Puppet Modernism (Palgrave Macmillan,
2008) and Strings, Hands, Shadows: A Modern Puppet History (Detroit Institute of
Arts, 2000). He also edited Puppets, Masks, and Performing Objects (MIT Press, ...

Author: Dassia N. Posner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317911722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 894

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its 28 chapters aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline. This Companion looks at puppetry and material performance from six perspectives: theoretical approaches to the puppet, perspectives from practitioners, revisiting history, negotiating tradition, material performances in contemporary theatre, and hybrid forms. Its wide range of topics, which span 15 countries over five continents, encompasses: • visual dramaturgy • theatrical juxtapositions of robots and humans • contemporary transformations of Indonesian wayang kulit • Japanese ritual body substitutes • recent European productions featuring toys, clay, and food. The book features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars such as Matthew Isaac Cohen, Kathy Foley, Jane Marie Law, Eleanor Margolies, Cody Poulton, and Jane Taylor. It also celebrates the vital link between puppetry as a discipline and as a creative practice with chapters by active practitioners, including Handspring Puppet Company’s Basil Jones, Redmoon’s Jim Lasko, and Bread and Puppet’s Peter Schumann. Fully illustrated with more than 60 images, this volume comprises the most expansive English-language collection of international puppetry scholarship to date.
Categories: Performing Arts

Theatre A Very Short Introduction

Theatre  A Very Short Introduction

In east Asia and the Middle East, the dominant form of puppet theatre has not
been the marionette, but the shadow ... intricately cut and decorated figures are
almost as familiar a symbol of southeast Asian theatre as the Greek masks are of

Author: Marvin Carlson

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191648625

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 144

View: 411

From before history was recorded to the present day, theatre has been a major artistic form around the world. From puppetry to mimes and street theatre, this complex art has utilized all other art forms such as dance, literature, music, painting, sculpture, and architecture. Every aspect of human activity and human culture can be, and has been, incorporated into the creation of theatre. In this Very Short Introduction Marvin Carlson takes us through Ancient Greece and Rome, to Medieval Japan and Europe, to America and beyond, and looks at how the various forms of theatre have been interpreted and enjoyed. Exploring the role that theatre artists play — from the actor and director to the designer and puppet-master, as well as the audience — this is an engaging exploration of what theatre has meant, and still means, to people of all ages at all times. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.
Categories: Performing Arts

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

A Concise Companion to Postwar American Literature and Culture

He started his serious theater work with Bread and Puppet Theater, was a fulltime
member of the company for over a decade, and ... drama, and performance, and
earned his doctorate with a dissertation on the rediscovery of masks, puppets,
and performing objects on ... His recent books include Strings, Hands, Shadows:

Author: Josephine Hendin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470756386

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 448

View: 558

This Concise Companion is a guide to the creative output of the United States in the postwar period, in its diverse energies, shapes and forms. Embraces diversity, covering Vietnam literature, gay and lesbian literature, American Jewish fiction, Italian American literature, Irish American writing, emergent ethnic literatures, African American writing, jazz, film, drama and more. Shows how different genres and approaches opened up creative possibilities and interacted in the postwar period. Portrays the postwar United States split by differences of wealth and position, by ethnicity and race, and by agendas of left and right, but united in the intensity of its creative drive.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Complete Book of Puppet Theatre

The Complete Book of Puppet Theatre

Introduces the history of puppetry and gives instructions for making various types of puppets, creating stage sets, and producing plays.

Author: David Currell

Publisher: Barnes & Noble Imports

ISBN: UCSC:32106015371542

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 342

View: 267

Introduces the history of puppetry and gives instructions for making various types of puppets, creating stage sets, and producing plays.
Categories: Performing Arts