This book is bilingual, English and German. The aspects mentioned in the title puppet art, construction, and Play are discussed in detail and with great expertise in words and pictures.
The two authors, Marlene Gmelin and Detlef Schmelz, are proven experts in the field of puppets. They build very expressive, movable theatre
figures. They have been internationally recognized for their work again and again.
For the theatre, they are known for their poetic, pantomiming puppetry. In this book, they show how easily playable
figures are created and what determines a good, lively play.
With this, they fascinate and enrich all puppet enthusiasts - whether experienced puppeteer, knowledgeable collector, or amazed spectator.