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A Manual of Hand Puppet Manipulation & More Theatre of Hand Puppets Making Puppets the "Fairyland Way"
Theatre of Hand Puppets
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Although many books on crafting hand puppets are available, little has been published about performing skills. This valuable book is filled with exercises, scripts, and gentle insights.

"...well worth reading and re-reading. Its combination of wisdom, wit, brevity and detail are extraordinary."
Michael R. Malkin, Puppetry Journal

Author: Lettie Connell Schubert
Total pages: 248
ISBN-13: 978-0-921845-25.6
"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.

"...a potent concentrate of valuable advise and insight, delivered simply, clearly, and concisely."
Paul Eide, Puppetry Journal

Author: Luman Coad
Total Pages: 101
ISBN: 978-0-921845-39-3
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
Exploring the Art of Puppet Theatre Cover of Designing for the Puppet Theatre Stevens' Course in Puppetry
From his lengthy career as an award-winning professional puppeteer, Paul Vincent Davis offers sage and practical guidance in creating meaningful and memorable puppet theatre art.

Reaching behind today's often limited vision of puppet theatre, he explores the crafting of the characters, giving each a unique voice and movement.

"...the essence of theater as a creative art."
John Bell, Puppetry International

Author: Paul Vincent Davis
Total Pages: 167
ISBN: 978-0-921845-48-5
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
ISBN: 978-0-921845-46-1
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