File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 150

Date: Thu, 23 Dec 2004 19:09:33 -0500
Subject: Re: [Puptcrit] Speaking of Punch and Judy

If you *must* castrate Mr. Punch, for heavens sake, learn to do P&J the
"real" way first.  In that way we who believe in preserving the longest
uninterrupted running play of the world (puppet or not) can only hope that
you will learn to understand the personality of  Old Rednose and preserve
those non-violent routines purely. What a shame. A few vocal ignorant
parents in this very, very short decade, can eliminate such a perfectly
preserved piece of folkdrama. And once you have learned the real Punch,
actively seek venues where you are "allowed" to perform it: historical
festivals, folk festivals, Victorian festivals, Renaissance festivals etc.
One person in your audience may see it and fall in love as I did.  Nancy
P.S. And, oh please, please, never have Punch say, "I'm sorry, Judy, I'll
never do that again."...unless he turns to the audience and adds, "She falls
for that every time!"
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Sent: Thursday, December 23, 2004 3:46 PM
Subject: [Puptcrit] Speaking of Punch and Judy

>  The purists will shoot me for this, but I'm looking for a source of
> nonviolent
>  punch and Judy plays fit for little kids.
>  The only one I ever found was an English site with a play by someone by
> name
>  of wiggley.
>  Even a site with detailed information on the writing of plays for punch
> Judy would be fine.
>  Regards,
>  Mark
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