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Illustrating the work of some of the finest shadow players in the world, this book explains with clarity and precision the art of shadow puppetry, an art form increasingly used by professional companies and educational institutions. Traditional shadow play techniques are covered, together with modern methods and recent explorations, puppet design, lighting and staging, and even techniques for creating translucent figures.
About the Author
David Currell is widely recognized as a leading authority on puppet theater. He was cofounder of the National Puppet Center and its chairperson for nearly 20 years. One of the most widely published authors on the subject, this is his first book to focus exclusively on shadow play. His previous books include Making & Manipulating Marionettes and Puppets and Puppet Theatre.
"Clearly written, intelligently organized, precisely illustrated and beautifully designed." —Theatre Design and Technology