You Can be a Puppeteer

You Can be a Puppeteer

Various types of puppets and puppet plays are included in this book with scripts directed toward Christian education.

Author: Carolyn London

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802498248

Category: Puppet plays

Page: 124

View: 427

Various types of puppets and puppet plays are included in this book with scripts directed toward Christian education.
Categories: Puppet plays

The Puppeteer s Library Guide The puppet as an educator

The Puppeteer s Library Guide  The puppet as an educator

Developed especially for educators, this guide displays the many fields within education where the puppet has been found to be helpful. Volume I: The Historical Background of Puppetry and Its Related Fields is no longer available.

Author: J. Frances Crothers

Publisher: Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 0810816113

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 366

View: 680

Developed especially for educators, this guide displays the many fields within education where the puppet has been found to be helpful. Volume I: The Historical Background of Puppetry and Its Related Fields is no longer available.
Categories: Literary Criticism

One person Puppet Plays

One person Puppet Plays

Luckily, the types of puppets which are best suited for use in one-person puppet
plays (mouth, hand, finger, and stick puppets) are all fairly easy to manipulate.
Most mouth puppets are manipulated by the puppeteer slipping a hand into the ...

Author: Denise Anton Wright

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 0872877426

Category: Drama

Page: 236

View: 352

Discusses puppets, puppet stages, props, scenery, and performance techniques, and shares plays with folklore, holiday, and library themes
Categories: Drama

The Complete Book of Puppetry

The Complete Book of Puppetry

Expert guide explains how to construct several types of puppets and presents exercises for developing distinctive voices, learning puppet movement.

Author: George Latshaw

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486156996

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 160

View: 977

Expert guide explains how to construct several types of puppets and presents exercises for developing distinctive voices, learning puppet movement. Includes stage design, writing plays, directing productions, more. Over 150 black-and-white illustrations.
Categories: Crafts & Hobbies

Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre

Phenomenology of a Puppet Theatre

No previous work on wayang has treated in depth what is the focus of this book: the power of the theatrical medium, the actuality of the performance as a physical, emotional, and social experience and event, and the sensations and feelings ...

Author: Jan Mrázek

Publisher: Kitlv Press

ISBN: IND:32000004557270

Category: Drama

Page: 567

View: 810

No previous work on wayang has treated in depth what is the focus of this book: the power of the theatrical medium, the actuality of the performance as a physical, emotional, and social experience and event, and the sensations and feelings involved in performing and watching an all-night wayang performance. A single puppeteer moves puppets, delicately carved and painted according to a complex iconography, in dance-like patterns integrated with continuous music, which he also directs; he speaks the voices of all characters; and he represents beings and a mythological world that reflect (on) the human world, including the specific occasion and the people present. Paying attention to the wholeness of the 'multimedia' performance as an event, as well as to the sensations, subtle movements, and particular intonations of the performance, the author of this book bases his 'thick description' on years of learning to perform wayang, attending and participating in performances, interviews and discussions with people involved with wayang, supplemented by study of texts, from old manuscripts and performance manuals to newspaper articles and reports on performances. He shows the need not to be limited to any single discipline: in wayang, the relationships and interaction, for example, between visual movements and music, or between actions on the screen and actions among the audience-participants, are no less significant than, for example, the relationships within music. The book includes the most extensive discussion of recent changes in wayang theatre, its interaction with various traditional and modern entertainments, and the ways it is affected by politics and economy. A postscript focuses on the post-Soeharto era. The book is a contribution to the study of Indonesian performing arts and culture, but it is also intended for anyone interested in theatre and performing arts generally. Book jacket.
Categories: Drama

The Master Puppeteer

The Master Puppeteer

A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives

Author: Katherine Paterson


ISBN: 1435245709

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 179

View: 610

A thirteen-year-old boy describes the poverty and discontent of eighteenth century Osaka and the world of puppeteers in which he lives
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Interchange Third Edition Full Contact Level 3 Part 4 Units 13 16

Interchange Third Edition Full Contact Level 3 Part 4 Units 13 16

Since then , attached to it : a thick rod fixed different kinds of puppets to the
puppet ' s back , and thinner have become popular around rods fixed to its neck ,
head , and the world . arms . The puppeteer , holding the thick rod in one hand
and ...

Author: Jack C. Richards

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521731070

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 104

View: 763

The Interchange Third Edition Full Contact Edition includes key components of Interchange Level 3 all under one cover: the Student's Book; the Video Activity Book; the Workbook; and the Self-Study Audio CD. Each Student's Book contains 16 teaching units, frequent progress checks that allow students to assess and monitor their own learning, and a self-study section. The Workbook has six-page units that follow the same sequence as the Student's Book, recycling and reviewing language from previous units. The full-color Video Activity Book is designed to accompany the video and provides pre- and post-viewing tasks for the learner. The Student's Self-Study Audio CD includes the Snapshots, Word Powers, conversations, pronunciation, and self-study sections from the Student's Book. Interchange Level 3 Full Contact Part 4 contains units 13-16 of Interchange Level 3.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms

KEYWORDS: Puppet. Marionette history. Robotic marionette. Puppeteer
mechanism. I. INTRODUCTION Puppetry and Puppet Theater are popular art
forms having a long and fascinating heritage in many cultures. The survival of this
art form is ...

Author: Marco Ceccarelli

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 1402022034

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 406

View: 502

The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms is the second event of a series that has been started in 2000 as main activity of the IFToMM Permanent Commission for History of MMS, Mechanism and Machine Science. The aim of the HMM Symposium is to be a forum to exchange views, opinions, and experiences on History of MMS from technical viewpoints in order to track the past but also to look at future developments in MMS. The HMM Symposium Series is devoted to the technical aspects of historical deve- pments and therefore it has been addressed mainly to the IFToMM Community. In fact, most the authors of the contributed papers are experts in MMS and related topics. This year HMM Symposium came back to Cassino, after the challenging first event in 2000. The HMM2004 International Symposium on History of Machines and Mechanisms was held at the University of Cassino, Italy, from 12 to 15 May 2004. These Proceedings contain 29 papers by authors from all around the world. These papers cover the wide field of the History of Mechanical Engineering and particularly the History of MMS. The contributions address mainly technical aspects of historical developments of Machines and Mechanisms. History of IFToMM, the International Federation for the Promotion of Mechanism and Machine Science is also outlined through the historical activities of some of its Commissions.
Categories: Technology & Engineering

My Profession

My Profession

The center houses the museum of theatrical puppets, a library on the theme, manuscript and pedagogical departments, and one of the worlds largest collection of theatrical puppets (about 3000 from 50 countries).

Author: Sergei Obraztsov

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 9781589634565

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 256

View: 936

A profile of the authors life as a famous Soviet puppeteer and puppet theatre director. He describes childhood impressions, writes of earlier professions as artist and actor, and finally about his personal experiences with puppetry which helped him achieve mastery of his craft.Born in Moscow in 1901, he describes every step he took to his profession, how he worked on individual productions, and an account of all of his productions. In the 1920s Sergei Obraztsov founded the State Central Puppet Theatre in Moscow --- the biggest in Russia, an educational center of professional and amateurs theatre groups. The center houses the museum of theatrical puppets, a library on the theme, manuscript and pedagogical departments, and one of the worlds largest collection of theatrical puppets (about 3000 from 50 countries). Now over 50 years old, The Sergei Obraztsov Central Puppet Show has entertained tens-of-thousands of fans in 50 different countries, with a witty program that parodies slipshod variety performances.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography



The hand puppet is kind hearted; he participates in the life of men despite not
being human, an undoubted sign of humility. His body, formed by the skilled
hand of the puppeteer, is the living flesh ofa man in whom blood flows and
tendons ...

Author: Kenneth Gross

Publisher: University of Chicago Press

ISBN: 9780226309606

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 224

View: 989

The puppet creates delight and fear. It may evoke the innocent play of childhood, or become a tool of ritual magic, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets can be creepy things, secretive, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this eloquent book, Kenneth Gross contemplates the fascination of these unsettling objects—objects that are also actors and images of life. The poetry of the puppet is central here, whether in its blunt grotesquery or symbolic simplicity, and always in its talent for metamorphosis. On a meditative journey to seek the idiosyncratic shapes of puppets on stage, Gross looks at the anarchic Punch and Judy show, the sacred shadow theater of Bali, and experimental theaters in Europe and the United States, where puppets enact everything from Baroque opera and Shakespearean tragedy to Beckettian farce. Throughout, he interweaves accounts of the myriad faces of the puppet in literature—Collodi’s cruel, wooden Pinocchio, puppetlike characters in Kafka and Dickens, Rilke’s puppet-angels, the dark puppeteering of Philip Roth’s Micky Sabbath—as well as in the work of artists Joseph Cornell and Paul Klee. The puppet emerges here as a hungry creature, seducer and destroyer, demon and clown. It is a test of our experience of things, of the human and inhuman. A book about reseeing what we know, or what we think we know, Puppet evokes the startling power of puppets as mirrors of the uncanny in life and art.
Categories: Performing Arts

Walt s People

Walt s People

Master puppeteer Bob Jones joined Disney in 1937. According to The E-Ticket, “
Bob ... In the scene where Geppetto dances and works the puppet Pinocchio's
strings, Bob's own puppeteer's hands were used as models. According to Disney

Author: Didier Ghez

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781450087476

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 541

View: 105

The Walt's People series, edited by Didier Ghez, is a collection of the best interviews ever conducted with Disney artists. Contributors to the series include noted Disney experts Robin Allan, Paul F. Anderson, Mike Barrier, Albert Becattini, John Canemaker, John Culhane, Pete Docter, Christopher Finch, J.B. Kaufman, Jim Korkis, Christian Renaut, Linda Rosenkrantz, Dave Smith, and Charles Solomon. Walt's People - Volume 9 features in-depth interviews with Ken Anderson, Art Babbitt, Jack Bradbury and Mary Jim Carp, Paul Carlson, Les Clark, Jack Cutting, Jack Ferges, Bob Foster, Joe and Jennie Grant, Victor Haboush, Thurston Harper, Fred Joerger, Ollie Johnston, Bob Jones, Margaret Kerry, Burny Mattinson, Frank McSavage, Bill Melendez, Ken O’Connor, Walt Peregoy, Thor Putman, Fanny Rabin about Art Babbitt, Art Scott, Tom Sito, Julie Svendsen, and Berny Wolf. It contains hundreds of new stories about the Studio and its artists and should delight even the most serious historians and enthusiasts. Walt's People is a notable new source of historical treasures and should give new energy to the world of Disney research! This book is neither authorized, sponsored nor endorsed by the Walt Disney Company and its subsidiaries. It is an unofficial and unauthorized book. The mention of names and places associated with the Walt Disney Company and its businesses are not intended to infringe on any existing copyrights or trademarks of the Walt Disney Company, but are used in context for educational purposes. The opinions and statements expressed in these interviews are solely the opinions and perspectives of the authors and the interviewees and do not necessarily reflect the opinions and policy of the Walt Disney Company and its businesses.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance

Puppet theatre, which separates the actor from the character by including both a
live per- former (the puppeteer) and a conventionalized one (the puppet), does
precisely the opposite. In fact, the co-presence of puppet and puppeteer is a ...

Author: Dassia N. Posner

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317911722

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 191

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

Playwriting for Puppet Theatre

Playwriting for Puppet Theatre

following lines at once.) What is a director for anyway? I want to be a star. Do you
hear—a star. It's time we had something to say about what's going on around ...

Author: Jean M. Mattson

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9781461670544

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 176

View: 650

Playwriting for Puppet Theatre provides a foundation for those puppeteers, teachers and librarians who want to develop suitable scripts for puppet theatre. Mattson explores the difference between traditional theatre and puppet theatre and notes the special characteristics of the various puppets. The important aspects of script writing are then addressed. She considers the many general questions which must be answered by the playwright: the type of puppet to be used, the audience, and availability of resources and facilities. Suggestions are then given for dramatizing original ideas and for adapting well-known stories. The chapter on plot development emphasizes the importance of perspective, transitional material and the need for action. One chapter proposes various ways to develop a character through dialogue, names, and behavior. Another chapter demonstrates how the use of rhyme can add interest and humor to a puppet play. Teachers will find suggestions on how to develop a play on a specific theme or about a specific character. Some attention is also given to the mechanics of writing a play. Includes a group of puppet plays which have been successfully performed by Seattle Puppetory Theatre. Among them are Rumplestiltskin, The Princess and the Pea, The Bad-Tempered Wife, The Golden Axe, The Swineherd, and The Fisherman and His Wife. Production notes follow each script. Several samples of manipulation charts are included which may be used as an aid in blocking the puppets and the puppeteers for the various hand puppet productions.
Categories: Performing Arts

The Puppeteer s Apprentice

The Puppeteer s Apprentice

Puppetry soon spread to Italy, where a hunchbacked puppet named Pulcinella
entertained audiences and became the model for the English puppet called
Punch. Puppeteers and puppetry in England, ... In creating my fictional puppeteer
, ...

Author: D. Anne Love

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781442466265

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 192

View: 323

Mouse works in the scullery at Dunston Manor, peeling onions, stirring the pots, sweeping the floors, and doing her best not to get into trouble with the fractious cook. Alone at night in the dark corner she calls home, she wishes for something wondrous to happen and dreams of a better life. But what chance does she have, a girl born with nothing, not even a proper name? Then Mouse sees a puppet play and knows at once what she must do. Somehow she must learn to make the puppets dance. Somehow she must become the puppeteer's apprentice. But the puppeteer is harboring some uncomfortable secrets, and Mouse doesn't know whether she has the courage it takes to fulfill her dreams. How Mouse finds her place in the world, and a very special name, is the heart of this thoroughly absorbing and remarkable story set in medieval England.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Stop Motion Passion Process and Performance

Stop Motion  Passion  Process and Performance

are used to show some sort of rite of passage, where the puppet is a naughty,
carefree spirit unrestricted by social conduct, which is ... The. puppet. and.
puppeteer. Most puppets are inextricably linked to the puppeteer, or at least a
presence ...

Author: Barry J C Purves

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136140617

Category: Art

Page: 372

View: 258

Be inspired by award-winning animator Barry Purves' honest insight into the creative process of making stop motion animations, using his own classic films to illustrate every step along the way. With Barry's enthusiasm for puppets in all their many guises and in-depth interviews from some of the world's other leading practitioners, there is advice, inspiration and entertainment galore in Stop Motion: Passion, Process and Performance. And there's more! Many of the artists and craftsmen interviewed have contributed their own specially drawn illustrations - showing their inspirations, heroes and passion for their craft. These beautiful images help make the book a truly personal journey into the heart of the animation industry with broad appeal for anyone with a love of animation.
Categories: Art

Puppetry How to Do It

Puppetry  How to Do It

'This is a superb guide to puppet manipulation by one of the world's most experienced puppetry directors and teachers at a time when many actors are seeing puppetry as the twenty-first century's evocative and powerful new performance medium ...

Author: Mervyn Millar

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 1848425465

Category: Puppet plays

Page: 400

View: 297

A practical, accessible and inspiring guide to using puppetry in theatre--the perfect entry point for anyone looking to use puppets in their productions, to explore what puppets can do, or to develop their puppetry skills. Written by an experienced theatre and puppetry director, Mervyn Millar's Puppetry: How to Do Itfocuses on the performer and the craft of bringing any puppet to life. No puppet-making is required to use this book: starting just with simple objects, it lays out the skills required to unlock a puppet's limitless potential for expression and connection with an audience. Inside you'll discover fifty practical, easy-to-follow exercises - for use in a group or on your own - to develop elements of the craft, build confidence and help you improve your puppetry through play and improvisation. Also included are sections on different types of puppet, thinking about how the puppeteer is presented on stage and how to direct and devise puppet performances. Ideal for actors and performers, for directors and designers, and for teachers and students of all ages and levels of experience, this book will demystify the art of puppetry, and help you become more confident and creative with all kinds of puppets and objects on stage.
Categories: Puppet plays

Making Puppets Come Alive

Making Puppets Come Alive

Hopefully, the audience will believe that the puppet is alive and has a character.
They will not usually believe that the bare hand of the puppeteer placing a prop
on the stage is anything more than a human hand. For this reason, we suggest ...

Author: Larry Engler

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486152530

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 487

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.
Categories: Performing Arts

Games for Actors and Non actors

Games for Actors and Non actors

1 String puppet Puppeteer and puppet are some distance apart . The former
pretends to pull a string and the latter answers with the corresponding movement
. Both must imagine that the string goes directly from the puppeteer's hand to a
part ...

Author: Augusto Boal

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0415267080

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 301

View: 824

This is the classic and best selling book by the founder of Theatre of the Oppressed, Augusto Boal. It sets out the principles and practice of Boal's revolutionary method.
Categories: Performing Arts

Jim Henson

Jim Henson

merging of puppet and puppeteer, 162–63 Muppets as innovations in puppet-
making, 48, 50–52 Punch and Judy shows, 73 qualities of a great puppeteer, 115
rod puppets, 52 styles and country of origin, 181 technology and, 341 University
of ...

Author: Brian Jay Jones

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780753550083

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 608

View: 929

For the first time ever—a comprehensive biography of one of the twentieth-century’s most innovative creative artists: the incomparable, irreplaceable Jim Henson. He was a gentle dreamer whose genial bearded visage was recognized around the world, but most people got to know him only through the iconic characters he created: Kermit the Frog, Bert and Ernie, Miss Piggy, Big Bird. The Muppets made Jim Henson a household name, but they were only part of his remarkable story. This extraordinary biography--written with the generous cooperation of the Henson family--covers the full arc of Henson’s all-too-brief life: from his childhood in Leland, Mississippi, through the years of burgeoning fame in Washington D.C., New York, and London, to the decade of international celebrity that preceded his untimely death at age fifty-three. Drawing on hundreds of hours of new interviews with Jim Henson's family, friends, and closest collaborators, as well as unprecedented access to private family and company archives--including never-before-seen interviews, business documents, and Henson’s private letters--Brian Jay Jones explores the creation of the Muppets, Henson’s contributions to Sesame Street and Saturday Night Live, and his nearly ten year campaign to bring The Muppet Show to television. Jones provides the imaginative context for Henson’s non-Muppet projects, including the richly imagined worlds of The Dark Crystal and Labyrinth—as well as fascinating misfires like Henson’s dream of opening an inflatable psychedelic nightclub or of staging an elaborate, all-puppet Broadway show. An uncommonly intimate portrait, Jim Henson captures all the facets of this American original: the master craftsman who revolutionized the presentation of puppets on television, the savvy businessman whose deal making prowess won him a reputation as “the new Walt Disney,” and the creative team leader whose collaborative ethos earned him the undying loyalty of everyone who worked for him. Here also is insight into Henson’s intensely private personal life: his Christian Science upbringing; his love of fast cars, high-stakes gambling, and expensive art; and his weakness for women. Though an optimist by nature, Henson was haunted by the notion that he would not have time to do all the things he wanted to do in life—a fear that his heartbreaking final hours would prove all too well-founded. An up-close look at the charmed life of a legend, Jim Henson gives the full measure to a man whose joyful genius transcended age, language, geography, and culture—and continues to beguile audiences worldwide.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

Suicidal Behaviour

Suicidal Behaviour

Since neither of the two were either puppet or puppeteer , there were upsets and
discordant self - movements . She herself tried to move as little as possible , in
order to approach the state of a good puppet : ' I have never refused a suggested

Author: Jürgen Kind

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 185302788X

Category: Psychology

Page: 192

View: 366

Looking at the problem of suicide and suicidal behaviour from a psychoanalytical perspective, Kind analyses the various motivations for such impulses and the therapist's countertransference reactions to a suicidal patient. Therapeutic strategies for dealing with threatened or actual suicide are evaluated within the clinical context. Suicidal patients, for example, may provoke emotions of anger, guilt and helplessness in their therapists: these emotions only intensify if a patient makes a successful suicide attempt. The issue of guilt is used by Kind as a starting point for his exploration of what suicidal behaviour actually represents. He bases his analysis on clinical observations made during therapy with psychosomatic patients, neurotics and patients with borderline disorders. The dynamics of transference and countertransference, object relations, transitional domains and types of interaction, both within the patient and between the patient and the therapist, are discussed. Understanding the origins of suicidal impulses makes it possible for the therapist to cope with his or her own reactions to the patient's behaviour. This book provides an insightful and comprehensive study, which will be of interest to all those working in mental health care and related professions.
Categories: Psychology