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Cover of Designing for the Puppet Theatre Making Puppets the "Fairyland Way" Marionette Sourcebook: Theory & Technique
Arlyn Coad, co-founder and co-artistic director of Coad Canada Puppets, was a world-renowned puppet theatre designer. Before her untimely death, she detailed the skills and process she used in designing the company's award winning productions. Included are tips from her three decade career.

In her memory, the Arlyn Award for Outstanding Design in the Puppet Theatre was created. It is a world-wide search for truly outstanding puppet theatre productions. This book includes a photo retrospective of the productions and designers who have received the Arlyn Award and the Arlyn Certificate of Recognition which is presented to the entries remaining into the jury's final round of selection.
The Storybook Puppet Theatre is the oldest continuously operating puppet theater in the United States. Up to seven new productions are created each year by the theater's director. This book shows step-by-step how to make fabric puppets in the "Fairyland way." Three types of felt heads are illustrated plus making a hand puppet, a rod puppet, and a marionette - all from fabric. Patterns for the three styles of heads plus the three types of puppets are included. 
 
"If any puppet-making blueprint has acquired what could be called a pedigree,
it's the pattern developed at Fairyland."
Paul Eide, Puppetry Journal
 
Author: Randal J. Metz
Photographs: Carl LaRue
Total Pages: 177
ISBN-13:  978-0-921845-37-9
Need a different way to construct a marionette knee joint or a new approach to a technical problem with a string puppet? This book, filled with ideas garnered from the world's most inventive puppeteers, should eliminate the need to peruse endless piles of books while searching for the elusive solution. In this single volume can be found the two major theories of marionettes plus hundreds of practical ideas and useful tips for designing, constructing, stringing, and manipulating the most regal of puppets...the marionette.
"This well-illustrated and well-researched book contains everything
the puppeteer needs to know about marionettes."
Joan Weller, Humanities & the Arts
Author: Luman Coad
Total Pages: 151
ISBN-13: 978-0-921845-11-9
Richard Bradshaw's Guide to Shadow Puppets Stevens' Course in Puppetry The Dick Myers Project
The Dick Myers Project
Our Price: $40.00
Richard Bradshaw, the world's leading shadow puppeteer, details how he conceives, designs, and constructs rod-operated silhouette figures, Included are examples of transformation figures, tips on finding simple solutions to complex ideas, creating the screen, selecting the light source, and building the stage frame, As well, Richard offers expert advice on putting together the production. This long-awaited book will be the go-to reference as you explore the realm of shadow puppetry.

"...like you are getting a private workshop."
Wendy Morton
Shadow Puppetry Consultant, Puppeteers of America

Author: Richard Bradshaw
Total Pages:204
ISBN: 978-0-921845-43-0

PUBLICATION DATE: 15 October, 2015
Originally published as a twenty session correspondence course by a founder of the Puppeteers of America, this well-written step-by-step guide is timeless and covers the entire process of conceiving, writing, designing, construction, rehearsing, and promoting a marionette or hand puppet production. The entire original text and illustrations are augmented with later revisions as well as some of the Lesson 20's which were written to address each student's questions. Includes a reprint of a 1947 Popular Mechanics booklet. More than 180 line illustrations.
 
"It is a happy day this material is once again visible and available to nudge young
puppeteers to find their own way of seeing and doing shows."
George Latshaw, Puppetry Journal
 
Author: Martin Stevens
Total Pages: 219
ISBN-13: 978-0-921845-16-4

With his unique rod puppets and memorable productions, Dick Myers was a highly respected puppeteer in the 1960s to 1980s. This full colour book includes his biography, a detailed explanation of his mechanical designs, and the author’s adventures in restoring the puppets and faithfully remounting of two the original productions.

Author: Seth Shaffer
Total Pages: 212
ISBN: 978-0-921845-45-4

Theatre of Hand Puppets
Theatre of Hand Puppets
Our Price: $20.00
"Theatre of Hand Puppets" is more than instructions for making hand puppets. It is about creating puppet theatre which engages the emotions and intellect of audiences.

Drawing on his fifty-plus years as a full-time, professional puppeteer, Luman Coad, co-founder with his late wife Arlyn of Coad Canada Puppets, explains the principles and process they used for their award-winning work. The book has two goals: to pass on the hard-earned knowledge, and to challenge puppeteers to create great theatre.

Author:  Luman Coad
Total Pages: 101
ISBN-13: 978-0-921845-39-3