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Books dedicated to the professional puppetry world

The Ressource Centre of the “Institut International de la Marionnette “  in  Charleville-Mézières houses an impressive quantity of books dedicated to the professional puppetry world. In the languages of their authors (most often in english and german), they reveal the tricks of the trade that specialists  from other times and cultures have been willing to transmit. Some of these books are unobtainable, but others are available on the market (especially on www.puppetbooks.co.uk). For those particularly interested, I recommend 4 of them in order of increasing difficulty (non exhaustive list) :

►« The puppetry Handbook » by Anita Sinclair.

►«  Marionnette sourcebook theory & technique » by Luman Coad (Edition Charlemagne Press)

►« The art and technique of marionette making » by Bruno et Darlène Frascone (Tome 1 et 2)

►« Rod puppets and table-top puppets : a handbook of design and technique » by Hanjürgen Fettig
(Edition Da Silva puppet books second hands only !)