File puptcrit/puptcrit.0412, message 158


Date: Fri, 24 Dec 2004 00:49:37 EST
To: puptcrit-driftline.org-AT-lists.driftline.org
Subject: [Puptcrit] Speaking of Punch and Judy & Peter/Wolf


Re: changing Punch to something "Politically correct" for ignorant viewers:   


     I sometimes get the same type reaction from "Peter and the Wolf."   One 
teacher wrote comments that I should "put the wolf in a crate instead of 
catching him by the tail."   Great idea.... a one man show, I'm   lucky to contol 
rod puppets Peter and the wolf on stage at the same time, while I pull the 
noose on the rope with my left foot simultaneously catching the tale...   How the 
hell am I supposed to operate a crate?   Teachers can be dumb too.   Prokofiev 
didn't write it that way, and I don't perform it that way...It's funny 
catching the wolf by the tale, a crate would be stupid and un-entertaining... Thanks 
for letting me get this off my chest.   Jim Gamble 
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