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TABLE OF CONTENTS

  • FORWARD BY THE AUTHOR
  • LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS
  • CHAPTER I: LOGICAL PLACES FOR PUPPETS
    • The School
    • Club Groups
    • Hospitals
    • Recreation Centers
    • Community and Civic Theaters
    • The Home
  • CHAPTER II: THE FIST PUPPET AND HOW IT IS OPERATED
  • CHAPTER III: SELECTING AND ADAPTING A PLAY FOR PUPPETS
    • Part I- Selecting the Play
    • Part II- Adapting the Play
  • CHAPTER IV: MAKING THE HEAD
    • Carving the Head
    • Painting the Head
    • Hair for Puppets
    • Making Hands
    • Modeled Hands
  • CHAPTER V: THE COSTUME
    • Patterns and Directions for Making Costumes
    • Animal Costumes
  • CHAPTER VI: THE PUPPET BOOTH
    • The Doorway Puppet Theater
    • The Permanent Booth
    • The Covering
    • The Portable Booth
    • covering the Portable Booth
    • The Topper
    • The Stage
    • Lighting the Stage
    • The Apron
    • The Overheads
    • The Curtain
  • CHAPTER VII: SCENERY FOR THE PUPPET PLAY
    • Drop Scenery
    • Solid Scenery
  • CHAPTER VIII: THE PRODUCTION OF A PUPPET SHOW
  • CHAPTER IX: TEN PUPPET PLAYS
    • Snow White and Rose Red
    • Jack and the Beanstalk
    • St. George and the Dragon
    • Cinderella
    • Hiawatha's Wooing
    • Rip Van Winkle
    • The Yellow Dwarf
    • Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves
    • The Story of Joseph
    • The Elves and the Shoemaker
  • BIBLIOGRAPHY OF STORIES AND PLAYS THAT CAN BE ADAPTED FOR PUPPETS
  • INDEX

Title: Fist Puppetry
Author: David Fredrick Milligan
Publication Date: 1938
Publisher: AS Barnes & Company, NY
Page Count: 130
Book Dimensions(ht. x w.): 7 1/2" x 5 1/4"
ISBN: None

PATTERN RATING: Star Rating. Chapters 4 and 5 are the only areas of this book that deal with the actual making of puppets - less than 30 pages (Less than 15, if you don't count Chapter 14 because it deals with carving in wood or clay sculpting rather than soft sculpture.)

INSTRUCTION RATING:Star Rating. Instructions are sketchy with few illustrations to help the crafter, and even fewer photos.

SUMMARY- This book may have more interest to a puppeteer for its historical value than for its value as an instruction book in puppet/toy making. I bought it primarily because of its age and the other books by this publisher listed on the back cover. I often use one publication to sleuth out other publications from the same time period.