Dressing The Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide To Making, Staging, And Performing With Puppets (book And Dvd) by Amy WhiteDressing The Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide To Making, Staging, And Performing With Puppets (book And Dvd) by Amy White

Dressing The Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide To Making, Staging, And Performing With Puppets…

byAmy White, Mark H. Pulham, Dallin Blankenship

Paperback | June 24, 2015

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With tons of color photographs and a DVD with over 2 hours of hilarious instructional videos, this is the perfect how-to book for all levels of puppetry skill, from beginners to master artisans. With instructions on making hand puppets, turning stuffed animals into puppets, building mechanical puppets, finding accessories, performing, inventing voices, building stages, and more, this is the most comprehensive book of its kind. And with jokes and puppet humor throughout, it’s not just a handbook—it’s a joy to read!

Amy is a children's literature specialist at the Orem Public Library, and a dedicated Laptime and Storytime enthusiast. Amy started her puppet addiction as the buyer for the Timpanogos Storytelling Festival Fanfare puppetry area. Now, she uses puppets on an almost-daily basis. As an advocate for early literacy and a proponent of the va...
Title:Dressing The Naked Hand: The World's Greatest Guide To Making, Staging, And Performing With Puppets…Format:PaperbackDimensions:184 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.6 inPublished:June 24, 2015Publisher:FamiliusLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1938301137

ISBN - 13:9781938301131

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Read from the Book

The legend of puppetry, and the art of the puppet, shares a long and complex history with human kind. Rising from the shadows, mere hand shapes thrown into relief against fire-lit walls; to stick, clay and woven fabrications, growing to include the Paper Mache, foam, felt, rubber and glue masterpieces that now enthrall the world over. This ancient form of animating story continues to capture imaginations the world over. This is the story of the puppet.

Table of Contents

History or the Puppet Family Tree
Creating the Masterpiece
White's Wannabe Workshop
Wannabe Minis
Wannabe Cuddlies
Wannabe Wrigglies
Wannabe Talkies
Wannabe Mouthplates
Gallery of Wannabes
Pulham's Handpuppet Workshop
Stuffed Hand Puppets
Mouthplate Pattern
Shaped Foam Puppets
Eyes, Ears, Arms, Legs
Gallery of Hand Puppets
Cool Joe's Advanced Mechanism Workshop
Arm Rods and Grips
Blinking Eyes
Hinges and Joints
Ventriloquist Dummies
Gallery of Mechanized Puppets
Setting the Stage
Simple Stage Creation
Intermediate Stage Building
Advanced Stage Construction
Acting Lessons
Silent Film
Eye Contact
Head Bobbing
Body Motion
Conveying Emotion
Animal Attitude
Vocal Lessons
Mastering Mouth Manipulation
Character Voices
Diction Dilemmas
Dress Rehearsal
Performing Without a Stage
Performing With a Stage
Performance Pitfalls
Show Gallery

Editorial Reviews

Dressing the Naked Hand provides one of the best overviews of puppets and performing with puppets for the beginner puppeteer that I've seen. It covers it all, from building the characters, to stages, to performance dos and don'ts. I'm a fan of its easy-to-follow instructions that introduce many of the basic skills needed to build great puppets. All in all, a great resource for creative folks ready to jump into using puppets to tell stories and entertain." - Pasha Romanowski, Puppet Builder "Do you love Muppets? Have you always wanted to be a puppeteer? If so, this is the book for you. A comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about puppets. I teach puppetry at a local university, and once published, this will be our textbook." - Nat Reed, Puppet Shop Director, SCERA Center for the Arts "I have a number of 'how to make your own puppet' books, and this one raises the bar considerably. The descriptions are great, the pictures are both fun and informative, and the instructions are clear and easy to follow. A home run with bases loaded!" - Dr. Bruce Chamberlain " Dressing the Naked Hand is a much needed puppetry manual with tips for both beginners and seasoned puppeteers. A fun and informative guide, this book includes step-by-step illustrated instructions that are easy to follow. How fortunate that seasoned puppeteers such as Dallin, Mark, and Amy have seen fit to impart their wisdom and share trade secrets." - Carla Morris, Retired Children's Librarian (33 years) " I absolutely love this book and would recommend it to anyone interested in puppeteering. With its engaging pictures, humor, and easy-to-follow instructions Dressing the Naked Hand would appeal to children and adults alike. It is obvious that this book was created by puppet lovers who are eager to share their love for the art. The book covers everything from how to make puppets and the history of puppet making, to stage making and performing. What I found most appealing about this book is that it shows how to make inexpensive puppets from every-day materials that even professional puppeteers would be happy to use." - Carolyn Warvel, daniellesplace.com"