Thursday, February 21, 2008
Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play by David Currell
One of the presents I was lucky enough to receive last Christmas was 'Shadow Puppets and Shadow Play' by David Currell. Having read and thoroughly enjoyed his book "making and manipulating marionettes" - there's still plenty to enjoy and learn even when you make marionettes professionally- I was keen to get a look at this one. It didn't disappoint.
The book covers some of the traditions and history as well as design,construction and performance. There is even a great section showing how to make staging and screens, from small home versions to larger portable theatres. Not being as familiar with shadow puppetry as I am with marionettes I must say this book has inspired me to do more. I hope you find the same.
If you are looking for a start into puppetry you couldn't do much better than this book in my opinion.
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