The Horse's Mouth: How Handspring And The National Theatre Made War Horse: How Handspring and the National Theatre Made War Horse by Basil JonesThe Horse's Mouth: How Handspring And The National Theatre Made War Horse: How Handspring and the National Theatre Made War Horse by Basil Jones

The Horse's Mouth: How Handspring And The National Theatre Made War Horse: How Handspring and the…

byBasil Jones, Adrian Kohler (handspring Puppet Company)IllustratorSimon Annand

Paperback | April 27, 2012

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The subject of this new edition is the Tony Award-winning play, War Horse, currently a smash hit on Broadway and the West End. The beloved play that was recently adapted into a Steven Spielberg film is also enjoying highly-anticipated productions in Toronto and Australia, and will embark on a U.S. tour in June 2012 and a U.K. tour in fall of 2013. The Horse's Mouth follows the production of War Horse, as adapted from Michael Morpurgo's novel, from early concept workshops to a beguiling and original play incorporating actors working with life-sized puppets to take the audience on a gripping journey through history. The Horse's Mouth is a fascinating, illustrated behind-the-scenes look at how this acclaimed and highly technical piece of theatre was achieved.
Mervyn Millar was born in London in 1974. He is a theatre director and puppetry specialist. He has provided puppetry to major companies including the RSC, National Theatre Studio, NT Education, theatre-rites, Lyric Hammersmith, Bristol Old Vic, West Yorkshire Playhouse, Liverpool Playhouse and BAC. He has created and directed installat...
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Title:The Horse's Mouth: How Handspring And The National Theatre Made War Horse: How Handspring and the…Format:PaperbackDimensions:112 pages, 8.5 × 5.38 × 0.31 inPublished:April 27, 2012Publisher:Oberon BooksLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1849430594

ISBN - 13:9781849430593

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great book for people who love puppets! If you are intrigued by puppets then you will love this book. Though small it is mighty. The making of the horses is brilliant.. When one sees them on the stage .. The three people manipulating them disappear. Handspring is an amazing group of people.. Great photos as well in this book!
Date published: 2012-10-22

Editorial Reviews

'This story ? the story of making the first show ? is our record of how uncertain, optimistic, idealistic and naive we felt back then. It's the spark underneath each new version and each fresh company who bring the fuel and the heat to inspire every production of War Horse .' - Mervyn Millar'An excellent publication... At all times, Millar's writing is clear, pacy and illuminating and the illustrations ? which include four pages of color photographs ? are fabulous. Don't bother to see the film version: spend your money on this lovely book.' - Aleks Sierz'A story of how an astonishing piece of theatre came about' ? The Stage This story - the story of making the first show - is our record of how uncertain, optimistic, idealistic and naive we felt back then. It's the spark underneath each new version and each fresh company who bring the fuel and the heat to inspire every production of War Horse ." - Mervyn Millar"An excellent publication... At all times, Millar's writing is clear, pacy and illuminating and the illustrations - which include four pages of color photographs - are fabulous. Don't bother to see the film version: spend your money on this lovely book." - Aleks Sierz"A story of how an astonishing piece of theatre came about" - The Stage "