The Suitcase Theatre w/ Three Plays for Puppets 1946 C.W. Blanchard, illustrated by H.W. Whanslaw ~ marionettes ~ puppetry ~ model theatre


Title: The Suitcase Theatre with Three Plays for Puppets

Author: C. W. Blanchard / Foreword by Doctor E. Davies
Illustrator: H. W. Whanslaw

Description: First Edition. Black cloth with gilt lettering on spine and front cover. Previous owner's name and address on front free endpaper, else internally clean. 15 pages of illustrations, including color frontispiece. Dust jacket shows some rubbing and light edgewear; price clipped; in an archival mylar sleeve. 96 pages. 18.5 x 12 cm.

A brief handbook with instructions for the making of marionettes, props, and producing performances with a suitcase theatre (i.e. a model stage that can be carried about in a suitcase), by the British puppeteer C. W. Blanchard. Includes diagrams for the 'suitcase', light boxes, proscenium screen, marionette controls, and illustrations of characters and scenes. The three original plays are ''The Three Bears,'' ''The Adventures of Mr. Punch,'' and ''Aladdin''.

The illustrations were done by Harry William ''Whanny'' Whanslaw (1883-1965), a British author, illustrator and puppeteer. He contributed to the revival of interest in the puppet in Great Britain and co-founded The British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild in 1925, with whom the author was affiliated.

Binding: Hardcover
Condition: Very Good+
Jacket Condition: Very Good

Publisher: Devereaux Publications Ltd.
Place: London
Year: 1946

Keywords: puppets, puppetry, marionette, marionettes, British Puppet and Model Theatre Guild, H. W. Whanslaw,

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