This vintage book is a concise guide to marionettes, complete with historical information, directions of making puppets, ideas for performances, insights into tricks and techniques, and much more. With helpful illustrations and simple instructions, this volume is highly recommended for those with a practical interest in marionettes. Contents include: "Tony Sarg, Illustrator, Cartoonist and Creator of Marionettes", "The Toy Collection and What Came of It", "Some Marionette Miracles and How They are Done", "Puppet Play in History", "Home-Made Marionettes and Stagecraft", "Two Fairy-Plays for Home-Made Marionettes: With an Introduction Which Tells How to Give Marionette Entertainments at Home", etc. Many vintage books such as this are becoming increasingly scarce and expensive. It is with this in mind that we are republishing this volume now in an affordable, high-quality edition complete with a specially commissioned new introduction on puppets and marionettes.