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Making Simple Marionettes

By John Roberts

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ISBN: 9781785005176
PUBLISHED: 09/01/2019
PAGES: 128
BINDING: Paperback
SIZE: 242x172 mm
INSIDE: 247 colour photographs

Marionettes are loved by puppeteers and audiences for what they can do on stage, but they can be challenging to design, make and perform. This beautiful book clearly explains the process from making the puppets to putting them on strings and bringing them alive. Written by a leading puppeteer, it celebrates the art of the marionette.


  • Detailed step-by-step instructions are given to make three marionettes - a walking bird, a dancer and a wooden man - each using different tools and materials, with progressively more tricky techniques
  • A showcase of marionettes from around the world to illustrate the variety and richness of this ancient art
  • An overview of all the different forms of puppet - hand, rod, shadow and marionette - and examples of how marionettes are made using everything from cardboard tubes to CAD 3D printing

RRP: £9.99

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" This is an excellent book for a beginning and intermediate puppeteer, and the marionettes can be build by an older child with help from an adult. I would highly recommend this book. Reviewed by Lee Armstrong, part of the Images in Motion team who made the puppets for the film Being John Malkovich. "
Review Type: Press
Reviewed By: Lee Armstrong, Images in Motion

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