The Rainbow Puppet Theatre Book

Fourteen Classic Puppet Plays

Estelle Bryer

Softbound, large format


At the Rainbow Puppet Theatre of the Constantia Waldorf School in Cape Town, South Africa, children enter a magical world of beauty, wonder, and transformation.  Through the puppeteer’s art, stories old and new carry eternal truths in a away that brings life and healing to all who behold them.  In this book for everyone to enjoy are fourteen puppet plays that were created by Estelle Bryer and her colleagues for the stage of the Rainbo Puppet Theatre, and that have often been adapted for solo and tabletop puppetry.

I have read through several of them and can vouch that the plays and staging suggestions are superlative.  These are much simpler to perform than those who have never done it might think, and well worth the effort of creating the puppets and learning the plays.  Anyone who sees these plays will be gifted by them.

The plays included are:

  • Jason and the Grey Witch
  • Nursery Rhymes and Stories
  • The Adventures of the Brave Little Rabbit
  • Benjamin and His Christmas Rose
  • Red Riding Hood
  • Mother Holle
  • The Frog Prince
  • Saint George and the Dragon
  • The Little Donkey Prince
  • Hansel and Gretel
  • Snow White and Rose Red
  • Rumpelstiltskin
  • Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs
  • Briar Rose

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