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The production of puppet show

Špela Granda (2016) The production of puppet show. Diploma thesis.

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    Abstract

    The purpose of the following work is to present the making of a puppet show. When planning the show, work of the production director is essential, as he leads the process. Planning starts with the selection of the story, which has to correspond to the audience. It is followed by writing a synopsis, that is only an indicative story, and scenario, which is a story written exactly as we will later play it. Based on the story, we choose the actors and the puppet technique. The thesis presents four main puppet techniques: hand puppets, marionettes, shadow puppets and flat puppets. In the second part of the paper, a practical example is presented. With the help of four students in the elective subject puppetry class, we have produced a puppet show: »Confusion due to the small bear«. The whole process from choosing the story, writing synopsis, producing scenario, making puppets and final rehearsal is described. The puppet show was played to preschool children in a mini theater at Ljubljana Castle. Last part of paper introduces the analysis of the children responses to the show. Analysis of recording showed that children empathized with the show and main characters.

    Item Type: Thesis (Diploma thesis)
    Keywords: puppet techniques, making puppets, directing, elements of puppet show
    Number of Pages: 44
    Language of Content: Slovenian
    Mentor / Comentors:
    Mentor / ComentorsIDFunction
    viš. pred. dr. Helena KorošecMentor
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=search&base=50126&select=(ID=11014473)
    Institution: University of Ljubljana
    Department: Faculty of Education
    Item ID: 3459
    Date Deposited: 26 May 2016 09:43
    Last Modified: 26 May 2016 09:43
    URI: http://pefprints.pef.uni-lj.si/id/eprint/3459

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