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Zippy and Me - My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet (Paperback): Ronnie Le Drew, Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi Zippy and Me - My Life Inside Britain's Most Infamous Puppet (Paperback)
Ronnie Le Drew, Duncan Barrett, Nuala Calvi 1
R278 R206 Discovery Miles 2 060 Save R72 (26%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

Over the course of almost half a century, puppeteer Ronnie Le Drew has worked with the greats - from David Bowie in Labyrinth to Michael Caine in The Muppet Christmas Carol. But the role that defined his career was Rainbow's Zippy, who he operated for more than twenty years. Zippy and Me is the first time a Rainbow insider has told the true story of what went on under the counter and inside the suits: the petty squabbles between performers, wrangling with TV executives, and scandals such as the 'love triangle' between musicians Rod, Jane and Freddy. Not to mention the now infamous X-rated episode shot for an ITV Christmas party, which subsequently found its way to the Sun. Interweaved with the dirt on what really went on behind the scenes is the story of Rainbow's heyday in the 1970s and 80s, when its stars found themselves catapulted into an exciting showbiz world - scooping a BAFTA award and even performing for the queen - and the story of a young lad from a south London council estate who defied his parents' protests to became one of the most respected puppeteers of all time.

Hand Shadow Fun (Paperback): Frank Jacobs Hand Shadow Fun (Paperback)
Frank Jacobs
R56 Discovery Miles 560 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Dancing Shadows Of Bali (Hardcover): Angela Hobart Dancing Shadows Of Bali (Hardcover)
Angela Hobart
R2,462 Discovery Miles 24 620 Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

First published in 1987. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Asian Theatre Puppets - Creativity, Culture and Craftsmanship: From the Collection of Paul Lin (Hardcover): Robin Ruizendaal,... Asian Theatre Puppets - Creativity, Culture and Craftsmanship: From the Collection of Paul Lin (Hardcover)
Robin Ruizendaal, Wang Hanshun
R891 R685 Discovery Miles 6 850 Save R206 (23%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

This stunningly illustrated book introduces for the first time the beauty of theatre puppets from all major Asian traditions, taking the reader on an inspiring journey through hundreds of years of craftsmanship and creativity in nearly 350 glorious photographs. Asian Theatre Puppets will have immense appeal both to audiences with an interest in the Asian arts, as well as to the general reader, as it opens up a whole realm of artistic expression that has hitherto been largely unknown in the West.

Ventriloquism Made Easy - How To Talk To Your Hand Without Looking Stupid (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition): Paul Stadelman, Bruce... Ventriloquism Made Easy - How To Talk To Your Hand Without Looking Stupid (Paperback, 2 Revised Edition)
Paul Stadelman, Bruce Fife
R239 R169 Discovery Miles 1 690 Save R70 (29%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

Learn how to throw your voice! Make your hand talk, your shoe sing, and your mother-in-law shut up! Everyone will be tongue-tied when you start talking to the lamp shade - and it talks back! Paul Stadelman, a professional ventriloquist who starred on his own television show for many years, shares with you the secrets that have made him a hilarious success. Ventriloquism, as taught in this book, is easy to learn. If you follow a few simple rules, anybody can do it. And it's so fun that once you start, you'll be talking to yourself for hours. The book explains how to use standard puppets as well as novelty figures such as balloon animals and gym socks. It includes 22 complete comedy dialogues to get you started. All are outrageously funny.

The Complete Book of Marionettes (Paperback): Mabel Beaton The Complete Book of Marionettes (Paperback)
Mabel Beaton
R290 R237 Discovery Miles 2 370 Save R53 (18%) Shipped within 10 - 14 working days

Absorbing, entertaining guide provides all the information needed to construct puppets and puppet theaters, including valuable advice on making heads, bodies, wigs, and puppet clothing, manipulating the puppet, setting up and furnishing a stage, lighting scenes, and building miniature pieces of furniture. Complete script for "Beauty and the Beast." Over 200 illustrations.

Punch and Judy - A Short History with the Original Dialogue (Paperback): John Payne Collier Punch and Judy - A Short History with the Original Dialogue (Paperback)
John Payne Collier
R199 R156 Discovery Miles 1 560 Save R43 (22%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

A chronicle of the "life," times, and travels of the famous puppets, this survey examines Punch and Judy's moral and cultural significance as well as the people who played them behind the curtain. Scholarly yet entertaining, it includes 30 illustrations by Victorian artist George Cruikshank, Dickens' illustrator of choice.

Wondrous Brutal Fictions - Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater (Paperback): R. Keller Kimbrough Wondrous Brutal Fictions - Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater (Paperback)
R. Keller Kimbrough
R600 R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Save R131 (22%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

Wondrous Brutal Fictions presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, they range from stories of cruelty and brutality to tales of love, charity, and outstanding filial devotion, representing the best of early Edo-period literary and performance traditions and acting as important precursors to the Bunraku and Kabuki styles of theater. As works of Buddhist fiction, these texts relate the histories and miracles of particular buddhas, bodhisattvas, and local deities. Many of their protagonists are cultural icons, recognizable through their representation in later works of Japanese drama, fiction, and film. The collection includes such sekkyo "sermon-ballad" classics as Sansho Dayu, Karukaya, and Oguri, as well as the "old joruri" plays Goo-no-hime and Amida's Riven Breast. R. Keller Kimbrough provides a critical introduction to these vibrant performance genres, emphasizing the role of seventeenth-century publishing in their spread. He also details six major sekkyo chanters and their playbooks, filling a crucial scholarly gap in early Edo-period theater. More than fifty reproductions of mostly seventeenth-century woodblock illustrations offer rich, visual foundations for the critical introduction and translated tales. Ideal for students and scholars of medieval and early modern Japanese literature, theater, and Buddhism, this collection provides an unprecedented encounter with popular Buddhist drama and its far-reaching impact on literature and culture.

Knit-A-Bear - 15 Huggable Friends to Make and Dress for Every Occasion (Paperback): Val Pierce Knit-A-Bear - 15 Huggable Friends to Make and Dress for Every Occasion (Paperback)
Val Pierce
R400 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R75 (19%) Shipped within 10 - 14 working days

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The perfect book for anyone wanting to knit a teddy: There are 15 patterns for bears of differing sizes and from the basic, with sew-on limbs and embroidered features, to the more complex with clothes.

From the distinctive panda to the wild polar bear, a well-loved

bear with patches and mini bears in pink and blue for newborns, these fabulous bears will become cherished keepsakes. Featuring a variety of teddy bears with differing features in colorful yarns, as well as the more traditional browns and neutrals, there is sure to be plenty of favorites to choose from.

The book includes easy-to-follow knitting patterns for the bears and their accessories. The projects vary in level of complexity, and there is an easy to understand techniques section to help lapsed and beginning knitters with basic skills.

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Puppets and Puppet Theatre (Hardcover): David Currell Puppets and Puppet Theatre (Hardcover)
David Currell
R631 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R124 (20%) Shipped within 18 - 23 working days

"Puppets and Puppet Theatre" contains everything one needs to know to progress from a beginner's level to a high standard of artistry. Puppeteer David Currell concentrates on designing, making, and performing with the main types of puppets, offering detailed information on the nature and heritage of puppet theater; the anatomy of a puppet and its design and structure; materials and methods for sculpting, modeling, and casting puppet parts; step-by-step instructions for constructing marionettes as well as glove, hand, rod, and shadow puppets; and the control and manipulation of all these types of puppets. The author then covers staging principles and construction methods; principles of lighting and sound; and the basics of producing a show. Lavishly illustrated and filled with expert tips and insights, this is a must-have book for anyone drawn to the magical world of puppets and puppet theater.

Les Theatres d'Ombres Chinoises, Renseignements Complets (Ed.1896) (French, Paperback, 1896 ed.): Alber Les Theatres d'Ombres Chinoises, Renseignements Complets (Ed.1896) (French, Paperback, 1896 ed.)
Alber
R331 Discovery Miles 3 310 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades Drawings (Hardcover): Wael Shawky Wael Shawky: Cabaret Crusades Drawings (Hardcover)
Wael Shawky; Edited by Thomas Trummer; Text written by Thomas Trummer, Omar Berrada
R1,184 R1,076 Discovery Miles 10 760 Save R108 (9%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days
Making Puppets Come Alive - How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry (Paperback, New edition): Larry Engler, Carol Fijan Making Puppets Come Alive - How to Learn and Teach Hand Puppetry (Paperback, New edition)
Larry Engler, Carol Fijan
R253 R207 Discovery Miles 2 070 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 10 - 14 working days

Lucid, easy-to-follow guide covers voice use and synchronization, stage deportment and interactions, improvisation, staging, lighting, much more.

Puppet - An Essay on Uncanny Life (Hardcover, New): Kenneth G. Ross Puppet - An Essay on Uncanny Life (Hardcover, New)
Kenneth G. Ross
R524 Discovery Miles 5 240 Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

The puppet creates delight and fear. It may evoke the innocent play of childhood, or become a tool of ritual magic, able to negotiate with ghosts and gods. Puppets can be creepy things, secretive, inanimate while also full of spirit, alive with gesture and voice. In this eloquent book, Kenneth Gross contemplates the fascination of these unsettling objects--objects that are also actors and images of life.

The poetry of the puppet is central here, whether in its blunt grotesquery or symbolic simplicity, and always in its talent for metamorphosis. On a meditative journey to seek the idiosyncratic shapes of puppets on stage, Gross looks at the anarchic Punch and Judy show, the sacred shadow theater of Bali, and experimental theaters in Europe and the United States, where puppets enact everything from Baroque opera and Shakespearean tragedy to Beckettian farce. Throughout, he interweaves accounts of the myriad faces of the puppet in literature--Collodi's cruel, wooden Pinocchio, puppetlike characters in Kafka and Dickens, Rilke's puppet-angels, the dark puppeteering of Philip Roth's Micky Sabbath--as well as in the work of artists Joseph Cornell and Paul Klee. The puppet emerges here as a hungry creature, seducer and destroyer, demon and clown. It is a test of our experience of things, of the human and inhuman. A book about reseeing what we know, or what we think we know, "Puppet" evokes the startling power of puppets as mirrors of the uncanny in life and art.

Wondrous Brutal Fictions - Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater (Hardcover, New): R. Keller Kimbrough Wondrous Brutal Fictions - Eight Buddhist Tales from the Early Japanese Puppet Theater (Hardcover, New)
R. Keller Kimbrough
R1,735 R1,285 Discovery Miles 12 850 Save R450 (26%) Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

"Wondrous Brutal Fictions" presents eight seminal works from the seventeenth-century Japanese sekkyo and ko-joruri puppet theaters, many translated into English for the first time. Both poignant and disturbing, they range from stories of cruelty and brutality to tales of love, charity, and outstanding filial devotion, representing the best of early Edo-period literary and performance traditions and acting as important precursors to the Bunraku and Kabuki styles of theater.

As works of Buddhist fiction, these texts relate the histories and miracles of particular buddhas, bodhisattvas, and local deities. Many of their protagonists are cultural icons, recognizable through their representation in later works of Japanese drama, fiction, and film. The collection includes such "sekkyo" "sermon-ballad" classics as "Sansho Dayu," " Karukaya," and "Oguri," as well as the " "old joruri"" plays "Goo-no-hime" and "Amida's Riven Breast." R. Keller Kimbrough provides a critical introduction to these vibrant performance genres, emphasizing the role of seventeenth-century publishing in their spread. He also details six major " sekkyo" chanters and their playbooks, filling a crucial scholarly gap in early Edo-period theater. More than fifty reproductions of mostly seventeenth-century woodblock illustrations offer rich, visual foundations for the critical introduction and translated tales. Ideal for students and scholars of medieval and early modern Japanese literature, theater, and Buddhism, this collection provides an unprecedented encounter with popular Buddhist drama and its far-reaching impact on literature and culture.

Sesame Street Notebooks - Set of 3 Ruled Notebooks (Diary): Sesame Workshop Sesame Street Notebooks - Set of 3 Ruled Notebooks (Diary)
Sesame Workshop
R255 R209 Discovery Miles 2 090 Save R46 (18%) Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Paperback): Dassia N Posner, John Bell, Claudia Orenstein The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance (Paperback)
Dassia N Posner, John Bell, Claudia Orenstein
R824 Discovery Miles 8 240 Shipped within 18 - 23 working days

The Routledge Companion to Puppetry and Material Performance offers a wide-ranging perspective on how scholars and artists are currently re-evaluating the theoretical, historical, and theatrical significance of performance that embraces the agency of inanimate objects. This book proposes a collaborative, responsive model for broader artistic engagement in and with the material world. Its 28 chapters aim to advance the study of the puppet not only as a theatrical object but also as a vibrant artistic and scholarly discipline. This Companion looks at puppetry and material performance from six perspectives: theoretical approaches to the puppet, perspectives from practitioners, revisiting history, negotiating tradition, material performances in contemporary theatre, and hybrid forms. Its wide range of topics, which span 15 countries over five continents, encompasses: * visual dramaturgy * theatrical juxtapositions of robots and humans * contemporary transformations of Indonesian wayang kulit * Japanese ritual body substitutes * recent European productions featuring toys, clay, and food. The book features newly commissioned essays by leading scholars such as Matthew Isaac Cohen, Kathy Foley, Jane Marie Law, Eleanor Margolies, Cody Poulton, and Jane Taylor. It also celebrates the vital link between puppetry as a discipline and as a creative practice with chapters by active practitioners, including Handspring Puppet Company's Basil Jones, Redmoon's Jim Lasko, and Bread and Puppet's Peter Schumann. Fully illustrated with more than 60 images, this volume comprises the most expansive English-language collection of international puppetry scholarship to date.

Marionnettes Et Guignols, Les Poupees Agissantes Et Parlantes a Travers Les Ages (Ed.1900) (French, Paperback, 1900 ed.):... Marionnettes Et Guignols, Les Poupees Agissantes Et Parlantes a Travers Les Ages (Ed.1900) (French, Paperback, 1900 ed.)
Maindron E.
R526 Discovery Miles 5 260 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Histoire Des Marionnettes En Europe, Depuis l'Antiquit  Jusqu'  Nos Jours ( d.1852) (French, Paperback, 1852 ed.):... Histoire Des Marionnettes En Europe, Depuis l'Antiquit Jusqu' Nos Jours ( d.1852) (French, Paperback, 1852 ed.)
Charles Magnin
R509 Discovery Miles 5 090 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Power Plays - Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java (Mixed media product): Andrew N. Weintraub Power Plays - Wayang Golek Puppet Theater of West Java (Mixed media product)
Andrew N. Weintraub
R1,021 Discovery Miles 10 210 Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

Power Plays is the first scholarly book in English on wayang golek, the Sundanese rod-puppet theater of West Java. It is a detailed and lively account of the ways in which performers of this major Asian theatrical form have engaged with political discourses in Indonesia and shaped technological and commercial conditions of art and performance in a moderniziing society. Andrew Weintraub focuses on ""superstar"" performers and the musical troupes that dominated wayang golek during the New Order political regime of former president Suharto (1966-98). Studies of actual performances illuminate stylistic and formal elements and situate wayang golek as a social process in Sundanese culture. Power Plays shows how meaning about identity, citizenship, and community are produced through theater, music, language, and discourse. Power Plays is at the center of a new synthesis emerging among ethno-musicology, cultural studies, and media studies. Its cross-disciplinary approach will inspire researchers studying similar struggles over state authority and popular representation in culture and the performing arts.

Learn to Be a Ventriloquist - For Kids of All Ages (Paperback): Mary Ellevold Learn to Be a Ventriloquist - For Kids of All Ages (Paperback)
Mary Ellevold
R132 Discovery Miles 1 320 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
The Well-Dressed Puppet - A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes (Paperback): Cheralyn Lambeth The Well-Dressed Puppet - A Guide to Creating Puppet Costumes (Paperback)
Cheralyn Lambeth
R698 Discovery Miles 6 980 Shipped within 23 - 28 working days

Costumes are an integral part of any performance, adding believability, conveying setting, or establishing the tone, a fact that is no less true when your performer is a puppet The only book of its kind, "The Well-Dressed Puppet" will show you how to create costumes and accessories tailored specifically for your puppet that will enhance any performance. Gone are the days of ill-fitting store-bought clothing that restrict the movement and use of your puppet. Author Cheralyn Lambeth walks you through every step of the costume-making process with detailed lists of the necessary materials, equipment, and patterns required to create a costume from scratch. She also shares multiple tips and information on how to modify off-the-rack clothing to fit any puppet. Suitable for both beginners and more advanced costumers, "The Well-Dressed Puppet" demonstrates basic sewing and construction techniques while still providing advanced projects for customers who have already mastered those skills.

Thor, Son of Asgard - The Nest of Gnori (Hardcover): Akira Yoshida, Greg Tocchini Thor, Son of Asgard - The Nest of Gnori (Hardcover)
Akira Yoshida, Greg Tocchini
R498 R446 Discovery Miles 4 460 Save R52 (10%) Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Pooh & Friends (Paperback): Happy Paw Publishing Pooh & Friends (Paperback)
Happy Paw Publishing
R140 Discovery Miles 1 400 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
Japanese Writing Practice Book - Naikan Gratitude Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection, Cornell Notes, Genkouyoushi... Japanese Writing Practice Book - Naikan Gratitude Grace and the Japanese Art of Self-Reflection, Cornell Notes, Genkouyoushi Practice Notebook, Writing Japanese, Japanese practice notebook, Kawaii Sushi Themed Genkouyoushi Paper N (Paperback)
Japanese Writing Practice Bo Publishing
R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Shipped within 10 - 14 working days
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