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This vintage book contains an fantastic treatise on puppets and marionettes of the world, looking at the history of puppets and puppet shows enjoyed in Europe, England, America and many other countries. With authentic photographs and a wealth of fascinating information from ancient puppets to instructions for construction, this volume will be of considerable utility to both puppeteers and historians alike. Contents include: "Puppets of Antiquity", "Oriental Puppets", "Puppets of Italy and Southern Europe", "Puppet Shows of Germany", "Puppetry in England", "Marionettes in America", "Toy Theatres and Puppet Plays for Children", "A plea for Polichinelle", "Behind the Scenes", and "Construction of the Marionette Stage". Many vintage books such as this are increasingly scarce and expensive. We are republishing this volume now in an affordable, modern, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on puppets and marionettes.