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How to do "The three bears" with two hands : performing with puppets

Author: Walter Minkel
Publisher: Chicago, IL : American Library Association, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book is for librarians and educators who truly want to hone their craft and become expert storytellers. Walter Minkel offers instruction on staging puppet shows in the library, creating characters, writing scripts, and building stages.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Walter Minkel
ISBN: 0838907563 9780838907566
OCLC Number: 41137708
Description: vi, 154 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Why Puppetry in the Library? --
Is Puppetry for You? --
What Is Puppetry? --
Communication through Puppets --
Four Kinds of Puppets --
Puppetry as Art --
2. Developing Technique --
The Performer's Attitude --
Creating Your Characters --
Breath Control and Voice --
Manipulation ... A Puppet's Body Language --
Entrances and Exits --
3. Script Writing and Adaptation --
Elements of a Good Script --
Original or Adaptation? --
Adaptation and Copyright --
Sensitivity Issues and Classic Tales --
4. The One-Person Puppet Program --
The Puppet Mascot --
Storytelling with Puppets and Props --
Three Bears with Two Hands --
Staging Your Solo Show --
Working with Another Puppeteer --
5. Puppets, Stages, Scenery, and Props --
Puppets --
Stages and "Nonstages'' --
Simple Scenery and Props --
6. Puppetry as Part of Your Job --
Know Your Audience --
Performing in a Library --
Sample Program Activities --
Performing Outside the Library --
APPENDIXES --
A. Five Puppet Show Scripts --
The Three Little Pigs --
The Three Billy Goats Gruff --
Who's the Squonk? --
Coyote and the Galloping Rock --
The Magic Knapsack --
B. Stage-Building Plans --
Closed Proscenium Stretched-Cloth Stage --
Open Proscenium PVC Pipe Stage --
C. Sources and Resources.
Responsibility: Walter Minkel.

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This text addresses puppetry as a collaborative art form. The author shares tips on: staging puppet shows in typical library spaces; creating characters with voices and puppet manipulation; writing  Read more...

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