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."
Shadow Puppetry Consultant, Puppeteers of America
Author: Richard Bradshaw
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.
Proceeds from this book will be invested in the Arlyn Award Endowment Fund that provides the cash purse accompanying the Arlyn Award.
"Filled with practical and theoretical advice on every aspect of puppet theatre design, there is something in this book for both beginners and well-established professionals." Puppetry Journal
Author: Arlyn Coad
Total Pages: 124
Colour Photographs: Over 150
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. Include all of the Myers' scripts: "Dick Whittington", "Cincerella", "Beauty and the Beast", and "Simple Simon."
"Every aspect of Seth Shaffer's meticulous research is documented in this handsomely crafted book..." Puppetry Journal
Author: Seth Shaffer
Total Pages: 212