VENTRILOQUISM (Revised Edition)
by Don Gaylord Bryan
About the book
This book is all about ventriloquism, how to do it, the techniques of voice manipulation, and creating the illusion of throwing your voice. I have included a bit of the history of the art form and its earliest practitioners. There is a personal section, a chapter of my beginnings and first attempts at building puppets. Also, there is anecdotal material covering my more-than-fifty years as a performing artist. There is a complete section detailing puppet construction, and it offers a wood-carving course, with complete details showing the process of dummy building. Included are useful tips on performance, scriptwriting, puppet manipulation, and stagecraft.
Don Gaylord Bryan
April 27, 2021