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Puppet Shows to Make

by Eric Hawkesworth
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Puppet Shows to Make by Eric Hawkesworth

In this ebook Eric Hawkesworth deals with the whole art of entertaining with puppets. He gives detailed instructions on how to make many different kinds of puppets, and the stages for them to perform on - everything from a Punch and Judy booth to a model theatre. Construction methods are simple and clearly illustrated by the author's diagrams, and the materials are inexpensive. Each section of the ebook describes a complete act using a particular form of puppet - glove, 'living' marionette (in which the performer's head appears as the head of the miniature puppet), finger, shadow, rod, and string. A script is included so that words and actions can be practiced together. There are notes on planning programs both for home presentation and for staging in a hall, with helpful suggestions on production.

  • Foreword
  • A Punch and Judy Show
    • Making the Frame
    • Faceboard and Puppet Rack
    • Making the Puppets
    • Punch Show Accessories
    • Preparing the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
    • Additional Punch and Judy Characters
  • Living Marionettes
    • A Living Marionette
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
    • Making a Portable Theatre
    • A Performing Clown Marionette
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
  • A Finger Puppet Theatre
    • Making the Theatre
    • Finger Puppet Construction
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
  • TV Shadow Puppets
    • Making the Screen
    • Shadow Cut-Outs
    • Character Shadows and Accessories
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
    • Other Shadow Puppet Routines
  • A Rod Puppet Show
    • Tessa the School Terror
    • A Paper and Handkerchief Puppet
    • Making A Head Puppet
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
    • The Professor Conducts
  • The Skeleton in the Cupboard
    • A Portable String Puppet Theatre
    • Making a Skeleton Marionette
    • Painting the Marionette
    • Control Bar
    • Stringing and Working the Puppet
    • The Treasure Chest
    • Setting Up the Show
    • Performing the Show: What to Say and Do
  • An Evening With Puppets
    • A Home Presentation
    • Church Hall Concert
    • Big Stage Show

1st edition 1972, 92 pages; PDF 54 pages.
word count: 17500 which is equivalent to 70 standard pages of text


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