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Making and Manipulating Marionettes

By David Currell

ISBN: 9781861266637
PUBLISHED (THIS EDITION): January 2005
PAGES: 192
BINDING: Hardback
SIZE: 260x215 mm
INSIDE: 120 col photos 220 line drawings

Making and Manipulating Marionettes is a comprehensive guide to the design, construction and control of string puppets, a craft and performance art that has fascinated audiences for over two thousand years.

Topics covered include: An introduction to the marionette tradition and the principles and practicalities of marionette design Advice on materials and methods for carving, modelling and casting puppet parts Step-by-step instructions for the construction of human and animal marionettes using traditional techniques and latest materials Detailed explanations for marionette control, stringing and manipulation Secrets for achieving a wide range of special effects and traditional acts, tricks and transformations

RRP: £25

Site Price: £20.00

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