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Abbe, Dorothy; The Dwiggins Marionettes
This coffee table book is an intriguing and comprehensive record of one artist's experiments with puppetry. Dwiggins was the creator of the counter-balanced marionette, and one entire chapter is devoted to his method of marionette construction. Includes a reprint of his pamphlet "The Marionette in Motion." There are 368 illustrations, including 67 color plates and 60 line drawings. 1974, 233 pages, hardcover.
Ackley, Edith Flack; Marionettes: Easy to Make! Fun to Use!
1929, 115 pages, hardcover.
Adachi, Barbara; The Voices and Hands of Bunraku
1978, 256 pages, hardcover.
Alkema, Chester Jay; Puppet Making
1971, 48 pages, hardcover.
Allen; Selected Puppet Plays
Andersen, Benny E.; Lets Start a Puppet Theatre
1971, 91 pages, hardcover.
Baird, Bil; The Art of the Puppet
Certainly the best all around book on history and geography of puppetry with a sound text and excellent choice of pictures. Large coffee table book with 251 pages and many photos (over 100 in color.) A good overview of traditional and modern puppetry. 1965, 251 pages, hardcover.
Batchelder, Marjorie ; Puppet Theatre Handbook
1945, 293 pages, hardcover.
Batchelder, Marjorie and Camer, Virginia Lee; Puppets and Plays (copy 1)
1956, 241 pages, hardcover.
Batchelder, Marjorie ; Puppet Theatre Handbook copy2
1947, 293 pages, hardcover.
Beaton, Mabel and Les; Marionettes: A Hobby for Everyone. (1948 ed.) copy 2
1948, 186 pages, hardcover.
Binyon, Helen; Puppetry Today
Various types of puppetry, but emphasis on shadows. Describes experiments at Bath Academy. 87 photos and drawings, some color. 1966.
Blumenthal, Eileen and Taymor, Julie; Julie Taymor: Playing With Fire
With 195 illustrations, including 110 plates in full color, this is a lavish account of the work of this artist - also known for her work on The Lion King Broadway Production. Although she is not exclusively a puppeteer, her stage and film work includes extraordinary the use of puppetry. 1995, 208 pages, hardcover.
Boehn, Max Von; Puppets and Automata
1972 English edition of original 1929 German test, 257 pages, paperback.
Boehn, Max Von; Puppenspiele
1929, 292 pages, hardcover. (Text in German.)
Boy Scouts; Skits and Puppets
1969, 70 pages, paperback.
Boylan, Eleanor; How To Be A Puppeteer
Illustrated by Tomie de Paola, 1970, 132 pages, hardcover.
Bramall, Eric and Somerville, Christopher M.; Expert Puppet Technique
1963, 104 pages, hardcover.
Brown, Forman; Punchs Progress
A wonderful story of the adventures and misadventures of the Yale Puppeteers from their beginnings to the great success of their Turnabout Theater. 1936, 250 pages, hardcover.
Bussell, Jan; Puppets and Progress
1953, 119 pages, hardcover.
Callahan, Pegg; Puppets, Stop the Flap!
This little book is a step-by-step system for improving mouth manipulation. Not only will you learn proper mouth movement but also techniques of performance which will bring your mouth puppet to life. 1994, 87 pages, paperback.
Cassell, Sylvia; Fun With Puppets
1956, 113 pages, hardcover.
Champlin, Connie and Renfro, Nancy; Storytelling With Puppets.
1985, 293 pages, hardcover.
Clarke, P.M.; Simple Marionettes
48 pages, hardcover.
Clarke, Carl Dame; Molding and Casting
1938, 300 pages, hardcover.
Cochrane, Louise; Shadow Puppets In Color
1972, 48 pages, hardcover.
Cole, Nancy H.; Puppet Theatre In Performance
Subtitled "Everything you need to know about how to produce puppet plays" this comprehensive text, despite the lack of pictures, contains a wealth of practical information. 1978, 272 pages, hardcover.
Creegan, George; Sir Georges Book of Hand Puppetry
1966, 95 pages, paperback.
Crothers, J. Frances; The Puppeteers Library Guide Vol. I (copy 1)
1971, 474 pages, hardcover.
Crothers, J. Frances; The Puppeteers Library Guide Vol. I (copy 2)
1971, 474 pages, hardcover.
Currell, David; Puppets and Puppet-making
1992, 80 pages, hardcover.
Currell, David; The Complete Book of Puppetry
1974, 206 pages, hardcover.
Davis, Stephen; Say Kids: What Time Is It? Notes >From the Peanut Gallery
1987, 234 pages, hardcover.
Dawson, Robert and Joan; Sculpture With Simple Materials
1971, 96 pages, paperback.
De Hempsey, Sidney; How To Do Punch & Judy
This unique book includes a complete Punch and Judy play, directions for making the puppets (including a drawing of each one), and performance tips. You'll also learn how to construct a stage, use a swazzle, and much more. Many black and white illustrations. 1945, 106 pages, hardcover.
Detroit Institute of Arts; Puppets Past & Present
Photos of the Paul McPharlin collection of puppets, including a marionette by Virginia Upson Houghtaling. 1960, 40 pages, paperback.
Devet, Donald and Allison, Drew; The Wit and Wisdom of Polyfoam Puppet Construction (copy 1)
1983, 24 pages, paperback.
Devet, Donald and Allision, Drew; The Wit and Wisdom of Polyfoam Puppet Construction (copy 2)
1983, 24 pages, paperback.
Emberley, Ed; Punch & Judy: A Play for Puppets
1965, 27 pages, hardcover.
Engler, Larry and Fijan, Carol; Making Puppets Come Alive
Illustrated throughout with helpful demonstration photographs, this book was conceived specifically to teach beginners how to bring a hand puppet to life. You'll also discover how to mount a good amateur puppet show complete with suitable staging, costumes, props and special effects. 1973, 192 pages, hardcover.
Evec, Janet; Puppetry - All the Beginner Wants To Know
1952, 88 pages.
Evec, Janet; Puppetry for Fun and Profit
1960, 88 pages, paperback.
Fettig, Hansjurgen; Hand and Rod Puppets
1970, 119 pages, hardcover.
Fijan, Carol and Ballard, Frank; Directing Puppet Theatre Step By Step
The finest technical skills, the best script, and the most attractive puppets and scenery are nothing without a person who can put it all together. Learn the principles of directing and how to apply them to puppet groups of all sizes. The authors present their information clearly and simply for easy application. Includes complete script and blocking of "Where Are You, Cinderella?" 1989. 96 pages, 80 b/w photos.
Finch, Christopher; Of Muppets and Men
1981, 180 pages, hardcover.
Fisher, Douglas; Wooden Stars: The Lanchester Marionettes
Photo essay of Britain's famous Lanchester marionettes illustrating their construction methods for carved wooden marionettes. 75 b/w and 5 color photos. 1947. 50 pages.
Fling, Helen; Marionettes - How To Make and Work Them
A complete book of marionette craft, from making heads and constructing bodies to stringing the marionette. It contains a wealth of illustrations, tricks, helpful hints, and solid, easy-to-follow advice. More than 400 illustrations show every step of making and working the marionette, from conception and construction to performance. 185 pages.
Forte, Imogene; Puppets: Friends at Your Finger Tips
1985, 79 pages, paperback.
Fraser, Peter; Puppets and Puppetry
1980, 168 pages, hardcover.
Fraser, Peter; Puppet Circus
1971, 152 pages, hardcover.
Frazier, Nancy and Renfro, Nancy; Imagination: At Play With Puppets and Creative Drama
This exciting book combines creative drama and puppetry, using very simple materials. Strong emphasis on curriculum integration in science, social science and language arts. 1987, 96 pages, hardcover.
Gilbertson, Irvy; Practical Puppet Plays
Includes 17 scripts for use in a Sunday School setting. 1977, 61 pages, paperback.
Hanford, Robert Ten Eyck; Complete Book of Puppets and Puppeteering.
Down to earth modern all around puppetry book. Practical production and direction advice. Includes many whimsical drawings, some photos. 1976. 160 pages
Hawes, Bill; The Puppet Book.
1977, 261 pages, paperback.
Henson, Cheryl and the Muppet Workshop; The Muppets Make Puppets
In this book enlivened with pictures of Muppet characters, you will learn how to create and operate over 35 great puppets using stuff from around your house. Tips on scripts, stages, and shows, makes this a complete guide to simple puppetry. 1994, 112 pages, paperback.
Hodgson, Karen Lee; Clare of Assisi. (Video)
Hogarth, Ann and Bussell, Jan; Fanfare for Puppets
1985, 152 pages, hardcover.
Hunt, Tamara and Renfro, Nancy; Puppetry in Early Childhood Education.
For children from pre-school to third grade. The book is divided into four parts; Creative Puppetry in the Classroom, Puppetmaking for Children, Using Puppets in Your Daily Routine, and Sources of Materials and Information. The numerous drawings, photographs, ideas and enormous talent and enthusiasm of the authors make this book very useful. 1982, 258 pages, hardcover.
Hunt, Tamara and Renfro, Nancy; Celebrate: Holidays, Puppets, and Creative Drama..
The book's focus is on holidays celebrated in the United States, mainly national and some religious, with an eye toward how all children can enjoy them, regardless of national origin or ethnic group. The authors have used puppetry and creative dramatics to host and help celebrate these red-letter days. 1987, 208 pages, hardcover.
Hutton, Darryl; Ventriloquism
1976, 128 pages, hardcover.
Jenkins, Peggy Davison; The Magic of Puppetry
Subtitled "A Guide for Those Working With Young Children." 1980, 142 pages, hardcover.
Johnson, Rheta Grimsley; Good Grief. The Story of Charles M. Schulz
1989, 256 pages, hardcover.
Lago, Roberto; Mexican Folk Puppets
1941, 27 pages, hardcover.
Lewis, Roger; Puppets and Marionettes
1952, 44 pages, hardcover.
Luckin, Joyce; Easy To Make Puppets
1975, 48 pages, hardcover.
Mahlmann, Lewis and Jones, David Cadwalader; Puppet Plays for Young Players
1974, 194 pages, hardcover.
McPharlin, Paul; Puppet Heads, Hands and Feet and Their Making
1931, 32 pages, hardcover.
McPharlin, Paul; The Puppet Theatre in America 15241948.
1969, 734 pages, hardcover.
Merten, George; The Marionette.
Merten, George; The Hand Puppet
1957, 132 pages, hardcover.
Mills, Winifred and Dunn, Louise M.; Marionettes, Masks, and Shadows
1927, 270 pages, hardcover.
Mitchell, Evelyn; Bible Storytelling Puppets
49 pages, paperback.
Miyajima, Tsunao; Theatre Japonais de Poupees
1931, 109 pages, paperback. (Text in French.)
Morton, Brenda; Needlework Puppets
1964, 110 pages, hardcover.
Nelson, Nichloas and Hayes, J.J.; Trick Marionettes
Short descriptions of a variety of trick marionettes. Some may seem a little far-fetched, because the straight stick controls used in those days assumed several hands were available. 1988 reprint of 1935. Originally published by Paul McPharlin. 32 pages.
Obraztsov, Sergei; My Profession
255 pages, hardcover.
Ohlson, Kay B.; Felt Puppets
1973, 23 pages, paperback.
Philpott, A.R.; Modern Puppetry
1967, 128 pages, hardcover.
Puppeteers of America; 1995 National Puppetry Festival Workshop Book
1995, 283 pages, paperback.
Puppeteers of America; Puppets: Art and Entertainment
1980, 83 pages, paperback.
Puppeteers of America; Costuming Puppet Characters with Frances Oznowicz (Video)
Reiniger, Lotte; Shadow Puppets, Shadow Theatres and Shadow Films
1970, 126 pages, hardcover.
Renfro, Nancy; Puppetry, Language and the Special Child.
1984, 152 pages, hardcover.
Renfro, Nancy and Armstrong, Beverly; Make Amazing Puppets
1979, 32 pages, paperback.
Roberts, Jim; Strutters Complete Guide To Clown Make-Up
1991, 95 pages, paperback.
Rossbach, C. Edmund; Making Marionettes
1938, 31 pages, paperback.
Rottman, Fran; Easy To Make Puppets and How To Use Them at Church..
This book takes you step-by-step, offering simple suggestions for making and using Bible puppets, writing and adapting scripts, building a stage and scenery. An excellent introduction to using puppets with youngsters in a church setting. 1978, 192 pages, paperback.
Salzburg Marionettes; P.1. Tchaikovskys Nutcracker (Video)
Schonewolf, Herta; Play with Light and Shadow: The Art and Techniques of Shadow Theater
1968, 95 pages, hardcover.
Sims, Judy; Puppets For Dreaming and Scheming
1978, 152 pages, paperback.
Slade, Richard; You Can Make a String Puppet
1966, 46 pages, hardcover.
Spatharis, Sotiris; Behind the White Screen
Memoirs, history and art of Karagiosis, the Greek art of shadow puppetry, including the best known puppeteers and techniques of the art. 1976, 150 pages, hardcover.
Stadelman, Paul and Fife, Bruce; Ventriloquism Made Easy.
1989, 102 pages, paperback.
Stahl, Leroy; Marionette Handbook
1938, 96 pages, paperback.
Stahl, Leroy; Simplified Stagecraft - Homemade Equipment For the Stage
1938, 92 pages, paperback.
Stalberg, Roberta Helmer; Chinas Puppets
1984, 125 pages, hardcover.
Sternberg, Harry; Silk screen Color Printing.
1942, 78 pages, hardcover.
Suib, Leonard and Broadman, Muriel; Marionettes On Stage
Patterns for two marionettes using slotted card as basis. Script: Kandu and his Talking Wonder Dog. Aspects of production, management, advertising. 38 photos, 84 drawings. 1975. 243 pages.
Sylwester, Roland; Teaching Bible Stories More Effectively With Puppets
1976, 64 pages, paperback.
Tichenor, Tom; Tom Tichenors Puppets
1971, 224 pages, hardcover.
Tilakasiri, J.; Puppet Theatre of Asia
1968, 166 pages, hardcover.
Tuttle, Florence Piper; Puppets and Puppet Plays
1962, 80 pages, hardcover.
UNIMA; Puppet Theatre of the Modern World
1965, 228 pages, hardcover.
Vandenberg, Tom; Special Effects For the Puppet Stage
21 pages, paperback.
Whanslaw, H.W.; Everybodys Marionette Book
1935, 192 pages, hardcover.
Whanslaw, H.W.; The Bankside Book of Puppets.
164 pages, hardcover.
Whanslaw, H.W.; A Bench Book of Puppetry: Containing Useful Reference in Alphabetical Order.
1957, 216 pages, hardcover.
Whanslaw, H.W.; A Second Bench Book of Puppetry: Containing Useful References in Alphabetical Order.
1957, 223 pages, hardcover.
Whanslaw, H.W.; A Book of Marionette Plays
156 pages, hardcover.
Worrell, Estelle Ansley; Be a Puppeteer: The Lively Puppet Book
1969, 96 pages, hardcover.
Wright, John; Rod, Shadow, and Glove Puppets From the Little Angel Theatre
Detailed construction and production techniques. Sound, lighting, painting, black theatre, scene construction, care and selection of tools, adhesives, suppliers (in Great Britain), paint, dyes. Script Wonder Island suitable for three glove puppeteers, administration, plan of little Angel Theatre, touring stage and more. 1986. 192 pages. 35 photos and 74 drawings.